College of Agriculture

About Our College

We trace our roots back to 1872 with the establishment of the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College as a land-grant institution. Throughout our history, our college has helped advance the agricultural industry and communities throughout Alabama and around the world.

Today, we offer 13 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate programs to produce the next generation of agricultural leaders. Our faculty also have appointments within the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, where they produce innovative research and work hand-in-hand with producers and communities around the state.


Enrollment (*Fall 2022):

  • 1,069 undergraduates
  • 341 graduate students
  • 44.5% male, 55.5% female student population

Degrees awarded (*2021-2022):

  • 237 undergraduate degrees
  • 105 graduate degrees

Scholarships (*2021-2022):

  • $1,243,267 total awarded
  • 710 individual scholarship awards
  • 145 scholarship funds
  • 305 student scholarship recipients

Fast Facts

  • Established in 1872 as one of the founding colleges of the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Auburn University.
  • Offers 13 undergraduate majors, 11 undergraduate minors and 23 graduate programs.
  • Features seven academic departments and one school.
  • Offers Auburn University’s top pre-veterinary tracks through the Department of Animal Sciences.
  • Offers more than 20 student organizations to enhance student leadership skills, provide opportunities to network with alumni and faculty, and develop professional skills.
  • Posts nearly a 100% job-placement rate through several high-demand majors, such as food science, horticulture and poultry science.
  • Offers online Master of Science and Master of Agriculture degrees in crop, soil and environmental sciences.
  • Secured 414 grants and contracts totaling $16 million in 2019-20.
  • Completed the poultry industry’s first comprehensive research, teaching and outreach facility, the Miller Poultry Research and Education Center, in 2020.
  • Home to one of the world’s leading fisheries and aquaculture programs, which has helped develop aquaculture industries in more than 100 countries and built a 1,400-acre research and teaching complex, the E.W. Shell Fisheries Center, dedicated to fresh and saltwater research.
  • Partners with Auburn University Campus Dining to offer the campus community fresh foods through on-campus and near-campus hydroponic and aquaponic farms.



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