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2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in Tennessee

2 Colleges
170 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,922 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You

Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in TennesseeAnimal Science is the #47 most popular major in Tennessee with 170 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.6% of all the animal science bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in Tennessee 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. For this ranking, we are identifying those animal science schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

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. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

More Ways to Rank Animal Science Schools

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Animal Science Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in Tennessee

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for animal science majors.

Best Value Animal Science Schools in Tennessee

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. UT Knoxville is a very large public school located in the city of Knoxville. UT Knoxville not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Tennessee list.

It takes the average student at UT Knoxville about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,508. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UT Knoxville is about $155,525. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Animal Science majors at UT Knoxville take out an average of $21,235 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 $231.

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Middle Tennessee State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value animal science schools. Middle Tennessee State University is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Murfreesboro. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Middle Tennessee State University, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Tennessee ranking.

At Middle Tennessee State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,337. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Middle Tennessee State University is $130,917. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Middle Tennessee State University carry an average student debtload of $19,623. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $202, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

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
General Agriculture 286
Agricultural Economics & Business 76
Plant Sciences 51
Food Science Technology 45
Soil Sciences 40

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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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