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Animal Science at South Dakota State University

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Animal Science at South Dakota State University

The Animal Science major is part of the agriculture & agriculture operations program at South Dakota State University.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. In addition, we cover how South Dakota State ranks in comparison to other schools with animal science programs.

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Animal Science Degrees Available at South Dakota State

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science
  • Master’s Degree in Animal Science
  • Doctorate Degree in Animal Science

South Dakota State Animal Science Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for animal science majors, South Dakota State came in at #4. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #1 in South Dakota.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Animal Science Colleges for Veterans 1
Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates 1
Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1
Best Colleges for Animal Science 4
Most Focused Colleges for Animal Science 9

Popularity of Animal Science at South Dakota State

During the 2018-2019 academic year, South Dakota State University handed out 115 bachelor's degrees in animal science. Due to this, the school was ranked #17 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 4% over the previous year when 111 degrees were handed out.

In 2019, 10 students received their master’s degree in animal science from South Dakota State. This makes it the #19 most popular school for animal science master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 6 students received their doctoral degrees in animal science in 2019, making the school the #15 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Animal Science Graduates from South Dakota State Make?

Salary of Animal Science Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Animal Science majors who earn their bachelor's degree from South Dakota State go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $39,700 a year. This is higher than $28,400, which is the national median for all animal science bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do Animal Science Graduates from South Dakota State Have?

Student Debt of Animal Science Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at South Dakota State, animal science students borrow a median amount of $22,394 in student loans. This is higher than the the typical median of $20,685 for all animal science majors across the country.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the animal science program at South Dakota State is $232 per month.

South Dakota State Animal Science Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the animal science majors at South Dakota State University.

South Dakota State Animal Science Bachelor’s Program

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 115 animal science majors earned their bachelor's degree from South Dakota State. Of these graduates, 27% were men and 73% were women.

South Dakota State Gender Breakdown of Animal Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 97% of 2019 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor's in animal science.

Ethnic Diversity of Animal Science Majors at South Dakota State University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 112
Non-Resident Aliens 1
Other Races 2

South Dakota State Animal Science Master’s Program

The animal science program at South Dakota State awarded 10 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 20% of these degrees went to men with the other 80% going to women.

South Dakota State Gender Breakdown of Animal Science Master's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 70% of 2019 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from South Dakota State University with a master's in animal science.

Ethnic Diversity of Animal Science Majors at South Dakota State University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 7
Non-Resident Aliens 3
Other Races 0

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Agriculture 73
Plant Sciences 67
Agricultural Economics & Business 64
Agricultural Public Services 31
Agricultural Mechanization 29

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