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Northwest Missouri State University


Farm Operation (Certificate) Employment Disclosure

What specific job(s) is the program designed to prepare its graduates to perform?

The occupations that this certificate program could potentially prepare you for includes but is not limited to the following occupations:

SOC 45-2093 Farm, Ranch and Agriculture Animals Farm Workers
SOC 11-9013
Farmers, Ranchers and Other Agricultural Managers

How successful have the program's graduates been in finding employment in the targeted job(s)?

This program is designed primarily to prepare students who plan to return to the family farm operation.

Actual placement rates are currently not available but since the program is designed for students who plan to return to the family farm nearly 100% are employed in this capacity.

What is the total cost of the program that students will need funding to cover?

This is a 60 hour certificate. The undergraduate cost per credit hour is currently $266.25 for Missouri residents and $474.64 for Non-Missouri residents. Additionally, room and board is $8,676 and a parking permit is $90 per year.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *

* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

How long will it take to complete this program?

This program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-13, *% finished in 2 years.

* Less than 10 students completed the program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.