2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in Missouri
Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You
With 178 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, animal science is the #53 most popular major in Missouri. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.7% of all the animal science bachelor's degrees in the country.
For this year's Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in Missouri ranking, we looked at 3 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.
One Size Does Not Fit All
Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Animal Science Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.
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2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in Missouri
Best Value Animal Science Schools in Missouri
Northwest Missouri State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Maryville, Northwest is a public school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Northwest, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Missouri ranking.
It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Northwest to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $17,341. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Northwest is $78,034. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.
The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at Northwest take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,828. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $202.Request Information
University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public college with a fairly large student population. Mizzou not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Missouri list.
The average student at Mizzou graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,545. This means that the average student pays around $137,852 to get a bachelor’s degree from Mizzou. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.
After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Mizzou carry an average student debtload of $20,942. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Missouri State University - Springfield as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public school with a very large student population. Missouri State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Missouri list.
It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Missouri State to complete their degree, and it costs about $22,142 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $100,303 to get a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.
Animal Science majors at Missouri State take out an average of $20,833 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $206, based on a 10-year repayment plan.Request Information
Best Animal Science Colleges in the Plains States Region
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Animal Science Related Rankings by Major
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Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 3 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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