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2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region

6 Colleges
339 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,282 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You

Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains RegionAnimal Science is the #65 most popular major in the country with 6,605 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 339 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking, we looked at 6 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. 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.

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. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in the Rocky Mountains 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 Rocky Mountains Region

#1

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value animal science schools. Located in the town of Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at U of Wyoming, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The average student at U of Wyoming graduates in less than 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,323. 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 U of Wyoming is $94,299. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, animal science graduates from U of Wyoming take out $20,094 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 $212.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado State University - Fort Collins as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins. Colorado State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

At Colorado State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,008. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State be around $141,155. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Colorado State carry an average student debtload of $18,978. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $187, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Brigham Young University - Idaho as the #3 school in this year's rankings. BYU - I is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Rexburg. BYU - I did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

At BYU - I, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 5.0 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $6,396. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from BYU - I is about $31,724. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at BYU - I accumulate an average of around $15,996 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $141, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Utah State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value animal science schools. USU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Logan. USU also made our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #4.

At USU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,962. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from USU is $115,976. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Animal Science majors at USU take out an average of $16,523 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 $161.

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#5

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

University of Idaho earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Idaho is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Moscow. Idaho also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Idaho is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,080. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Idaho is $131,151. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, animal science graduates from Idaho take out $23,353 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 $244.

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Montana State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public college with a large student population. MSU Bozeman also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

The average student at MSU Bozeman graduates in less than 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,926. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from MSU Bozeman is about $157,756. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

On average, animal science graduates from MSU Bozeman take out $21,062 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 $204.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

Explore the best animal science schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Utah 87
Colorado 74
Idaho 71
Montana 50
Wyoming 57

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 247
Plant Sciences 123
Animal Services 95
Horticulture 73
Soil Sciences 69

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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