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2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in Missouri

3 Colleges
178 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,676 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You

Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in MissouriWith 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.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in Missouri

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Animal Science Colleges in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 128
Iowa 239
Kansas 204
Nebraska 102
South Dakota 115
North Dakota 46

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 245
Plant Sciences 139
General Agriculture 129
Agricultural Mechanization 38
Animal Services 28

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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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