If you are going to pay a lot of money to go to school and get your degree, don’t you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth?

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Well, if you’re looking into graduate programs, you don’t have to go far if you’re looking for a top-notch agriculture program.

The ranking was released at the end of March in US News and World Report, ranked Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering graduate program number 2 in the country. Now I know number two isn’t number one but their program I can argue is just as good as the number 1 program, Purdue University. Iowa State’s program ranked just 1/10th of a point below Purdue’s.

The two schools are no stranger to duking it out for the first-place position. Three years ago, the two tied for first place, then ISU ranked first. In the last two years, Purdue has taken the title, but only by a small margin.

But this isn’t the only program to be recognized in this year’s graduate program rankings.

The statistics program tied for 10th place among public schools and the higher education program ranked 15th among public schools.

Here is a full list of ISU departments and programs with their listings:

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, 2nd among publics and 2nd overall

Statistics, tied for 10th among publics and tied for 19th overall

Higher Education, 15th among publics and 23rd overall

Aerospace Engineering, tied for 19th among publics and tied for 27th overall

Chemical and Biological Engineering, tied for 21st among publics and tied for 34th overall

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, tied for 22nd among publics and tied for 29th overall

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, tied for 22nd among publics and tied for 35th overall

Computer Engineering, tied for 23rd among publics and tied for 39th overall

Mechanical Engineering, tied for 23rd among publics and tied for 41st overall

Electrical Engineering, 25th among publics and tied for 42nd overall

Materials Science and Engineering, tied for 27th among publics and tied for 44th overall

Chemistry, tied for 27th among publics and tied for 49th overall

Economics, tied for 30th among publics and tied for 57th overall

Physics and Astronomy, tied for 31st among publics and tied for 53rd overall

Computer Science, tied for 38th among publics and tied for 63rd overall

Biological Sciences, tied for 44th among publics and tied for 80th overall

Mathematics, tied for 46th among publics and tied for 75th overall

Psychology, tied for 47th among publics and tied for 80th overall

Earth Sciences, tied for 70th among publics and tied for 100th overall

Part-Time MBA, tied for 95th among publics and tied for 151st overall

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