2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in Pennsylvania
Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You
Animal Science is the #96 most popular major in Pennsylvania with 173 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 6,605 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.6% were from a college or university in the state.
For this year's Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in Pennsylvania ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in animal science. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on animal science schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.
Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.
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2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in Pennsylvania
Best Value Animal Science Schools in Pennsylvania
The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Delaware Valley University. Located in the suburb of Doylestown, DelVal is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, DelVal has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Pennsylvania ranking.
It takes the average student at DelVal about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,983. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from DelVal is about $149,329. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.
On average, animal science graduates from DelVal take out $25,132 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 $270.Request Information
Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value animal science schools. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a fairly large student population. Penn State University Park also made our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #2.
It takes the average student at Penn State University Park about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $43,829 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Penn State University Park is $185,835. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.
On average, animal science graduates from Penn State University Park take out $23,006 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $266, based on a 10-year repayment plan.Request Information
Best Animal Science Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
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Rankings in Majors Related to Animal Science
One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Animal Science has other similar majors worth exploring.
Majors Similar to Animal Science
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Agricultural Economics & Business||109|
|Food Science Technology||52|
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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