2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region

7 Colleges
889 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,002 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You

Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, animal science was ranked #65 in the country. In fact 6,605 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 889 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region ranking analyzed 7 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in animal science. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those animal science schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The animal science school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Animal Science Schools.

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2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in the Far Western US Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Animal Science Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Animal Science Schools in the Far Western US Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public school with a very large student population. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region list.

The average student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,197. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is about $143,921. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, animal science graduates from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo take out $18,495 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $200.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Fresno. Fresno State is a very large public school located in the large city of Fresno. Fresno State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region list.

It takes about 5.0 years for the average student at Fresno State to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,188. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Fresno State is $100,132. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Animal Science majors at Fresno State take out an average of $19,333 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $182, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Washington State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Wazzu has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region ranking.

At Wazzu, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,249. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Wazzu is $130,451. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

On average, animal science graduates from Wazzu take out $24,049 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $252.

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California State University - Chico comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Chico State is a large public school located in the city of Chico. Chico State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region list.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at Chico State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,192. This means that the average student pays around $118,654 to get a bachelor’s degree from Chico State. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, animal science graduates from Chico State take out $17,301 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $182, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. CSU Pomona is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Pomona. CSU Pomona did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region list.

The average student at CSU Pomona graduates in less than 4.9 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,111. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the CSU Pomona is $137,744. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Animal Science majors at CSU Pomona take out an average of $19,745 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $215, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of California - Davis comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public college with a fairly large student population. UC Davis not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region list.

The average student at UC Davis graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $39,717. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis is $171,975. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, animal science graduates from UC Davis take out $14,535 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $155.

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#7

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value animal science schools. Located in the city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public college with a very large student population. Oregon State also made our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #4.

The average student at Oregon State graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,361. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State is $160,539. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at Oregon State accumulate an average of around $21,545 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $244.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

Explore the best animal science colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 726
Washington 69
Oregon 75
Hawaii 19

Animal Science is one of 13 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 500
Food Science Technology 324
Plant Sciences 302
General Agriculture 297
Agricultural Production 192

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Billy Hathorn.

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