2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region

9 Colleges
912 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,844 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You

Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes 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, 912 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 9 colleges that offer a bachelor's in animal science. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those animal science schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in the Great Lakes Region

Check out the animal science programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Animal Science Schools in the Great Lakes Region

University of Wisconsin - River Falls landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value animal science schools. UW - River Falls is a medium-sized public school located in the town of River Falls. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW - River Falls, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

At UW - River Falls, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,058. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - River Falls is about $88,656. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at UW - River Falls take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,360. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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#2

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Purdue University - Main Campus. Purdue is a very large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Purdue, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Purdue to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,495. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Purdue is about $124,238. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Purdue carry an average student debtload of $17,839. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Platteville as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UW - Platteville is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Platteville. UW - Platteville not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region list.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at UW - Platteville to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,335. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Platteville is $94,761. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at UW - Platteville accumulate an average of around $19,156 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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The University of Findlay comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Findlay, Findlay is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Findlay did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region list.

It takes the average student at Findlay about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $28,213 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Findlay be around $117,366. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Findlay carry an average student debtload of $25,110. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio State University - Main Campus as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Columbus. Ohio State also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

At Ohio State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $34,273. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State be around $148,402. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at Ohio State take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,541. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $234.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a very large student population. Michigan State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region list.

It takes the average student at Michigan State about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $36,866 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State is $161,473. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, animal science graduates from Michigan State take out $23,302 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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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value animal science schools. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Champaign. UIUC not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region list.

At UIUC, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,679. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UIUC be around $137,252. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Animal Science majors at UIUC take out an average of $19,523 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $207, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wisconsin is a very large public school located in the large city of Madison. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Wisconsin, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

It takes the average student at Wisconsin about 4.3 years to graduate, and it costs about $38,721 per year to attend the school. 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 Wisconsin is $167,662. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at Wisconsin take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,254. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $218.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public school with a large student population. SIUC did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Great Lakes Region list.

At SIUC, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,953. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SIUC be around $129,130. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at SIUC take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,126. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $227.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

Explore the best animal science colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 115
Ohio 203
Illinois 156
Indiana 152
Wisconsin 286

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Animal Science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 771
General Agriculture 370
Food Science Technology 213
Plant Sciences 206
Agricultural Public Services 90

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 9 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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