Agricultural Economics Department


Factors Influencing Employment Choices of Graduates from the Department of Agricultural Economics

Larry Van Tassell, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Document Type Article

Copyright 2017 University of Nebraska.


During the Spring of 2012, we sent a survey to alumni of our department for the purpose of collecting information to assist students and aid in student recruitment. We surveyed 2,899 alumni and had 789 responses. For this article, I focused on the 406 respondents who have graduated since 1980. The average respondent’s age was 40, with a range of 22 to 65. Twenty-six percent were female and 74 percent were male.