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2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in Illinois

2 Colleges
156 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,816 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You

Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in IllinoisAnimal Science is the #85 most popular major in Illinois with 156 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 6,605 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.4% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in Illinois ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in animal science. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those animal science schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

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. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Animal Science Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in Illinois

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

Best Value Animal Science Schools in Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a very large student population. UIUC not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Illinois list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at UIUC to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,679. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UIUC is $137,252. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, animal science graduates from UIUC take out $19,523 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 $207.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Carbondale. SIUC not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Illinois list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SIUC is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,953. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SIUC is $129,130. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from SIUC carry an average student debtload of $21,126. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $227, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Animal Science Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 115
Ohio 203
Indiana 152
Wisconsin 286

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Agriculture 354
Agricultural Economics & Business 228
Food Science Technology 92
Plant Sciences 45
Soil Sciences 20

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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