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2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region

4 Colleges
306 Bachelor's Degrees
$38,333 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You

Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the New England 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, 306 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region ranking, we looked at 4 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.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Animal Science Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in the New England Region

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

Best Value Animal Science Schools in the New England Region

University of Connecticut comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. UCONN is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Storrs. In addition to being on our best value list, UCONN has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UCONN is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,140. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCONN is about $162,822. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Animal Science majors at UCONN take out an average of $19,918 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 $202.

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Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts Amherst as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst. UMass Amherst also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMass Amherst is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,714. 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 UMass Amherst is $151,996. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Animal Science majors at UMass Amherst take out an average of $21,489 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 $249.

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University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Vermont. UVM is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Burlington. In addition to being on our best value list, UVM has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UVM is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $42,133. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UVM be around $175,695. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at UVM accumulate an average of around $19,079 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $213, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Rhode Island landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value animal science schools. URI is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kingston. In addition to being on our best value list, URI has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region ranking.

It takes the average student at URI about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $35,346. This means that the average student pays around $152,695 to get a bachelor’s degree from URI. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, animal science graduates from URI take out $19,709 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 $202.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 21
Connecticut 79
Rhode Island 77
New Hampshire 18
Maine 28
Vermont 83

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 Production 113
Agricultural Economics & Business 56
Food Science Technology 52
Plant Sciences 46
Horticulture 33

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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