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2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Southeast Region

15 Colleges
1,504 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,022 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You

Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Southeast RegionAnimal Science is the #65 most popular major in the country with 6,605 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,504 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Southeast Region ranking, we looked at 15 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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The animal science school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Animal Science Schools.

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2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in the Southeast Region

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

Top 10 Best Value Animal Science Schools

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, U of F is a public college with a fairly large student population. U of F not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Southeast Region list.

At U of F, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,230. This means that the average student pays around $120,542 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of F. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Animal Science majors at U of F take out an average of $16,779 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 $156.

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#2

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Our rankings recognize University of Georgia as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens. In addition to being on our best value list, UGA has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Southeast Region ranking.

At UGA, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $31,505 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UGA is about $134,211. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from UGA carry an average student debtload of $20,807. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $200, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Carolina State University. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population. NC State also made our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #2.

It takes the average student at NC State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,493. This means that the average student pays around $124,799 to get a bachelor’s degree from NC State. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, animal science graduates from NC State take out $19,663 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. 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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#4

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. WVU is a very large public school located in the small city of Morgantown.

At WVU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,485. 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 WVU is $122,583. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, animal science graduates from WVU take out $21,885 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 $241.

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#5

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Southeast Region list.

At Virginia Tech, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $33,298 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech be around $142,182. 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 Virginia Tech accumulate an average of around $20,577 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UARK is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Fayetteville. UARK also made our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #6.

The average student at UARK graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,192. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UARK is $139,069. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at UARK accumulate an average of around $17,783 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $193.

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#7

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Auburn. Auburn did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Southeast Region list.

The average student at Auburn graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $38,983. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Auburn be around $171,915. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

On average, animal science graduates from Auburn take out $21,735 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Mississippi State is a very large public school located in the town of Mississippi State.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Mississippi State is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,760. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State is $130,570. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Mississippi State carry an average student debtload of $22,580. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $240.

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Our rankings recognize North Carolina A & T State University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Greensboro, NC A&T is a public college with a large student population.

At NC A&T, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,630. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from NC A&T is about $95,723. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at NC A&T accumulate an average of around $29,593 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $322.

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Our rankings recognize Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public school with a very large student population. Louisiana State University also made our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #7.

It takes the average student at Louisiana State University about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,803. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University be around $150,761. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Louisiana State University carry an average student debtload of $20,355. 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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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 109
Florida 151
Tennessee 170
North Carolina 262
Virginia 154
South Carolina 108
Alabama 138
Kentucky 59
Arkansas 99
Louisiana 83
Mississippi 91
West Virginia 80

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,146
General Agriculture 727
Plant Sciences 381
Food Science Technology 304
Other Agriculture 234

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 15 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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