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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Far Western US Region

889 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,814 Avg Salary
$19,904 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Animal Science School for You

Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Far Western US RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, animal science was ranked #65 in the country. In fact 6,605 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 889 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Far Western US Region ranking looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in animal science.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Animal Science Majors After Graduation

The average animal science major who graduates from a school in the Far Western US Region earns about $27,814 per year during the early years of their career. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 30% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a animal science degree is $28,954. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools in the Far Western US Region  27,814
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Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,954
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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55,600

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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Grads in the Far Western US Region

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Far Western US Region

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. CSU Pomona is a very large public school located in the suburb of Pomona. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in animal science from the school is $30,000.

Animal Science majors at CSU Pomona take out an average of $19,745 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $215, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Fresno as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Fresno State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Fresno. Students who receive their bachelor's in animal science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $29,700.

Animal Science majors at Fresno State take out an average of $19,333 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $182, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid animal science school. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public college with a very large student population. Animal Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $29,100.

On average, animal science graduates from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo take out $18,495 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 $200.

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Washington State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid animal science school. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in animal science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $28,300.

On average, animal science graduates from Wazzu take out $24,049 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 $252.

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University of California - Davis comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in animal science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $27,100.

On average, animal science graduates from UC Davis take out $14,535 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 $155.

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California State University - Chico earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Chico State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Chico. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in animal science from the school is $26,400.

On average, animal science graduates from Chico State take out $17,301 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $182, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Hawaii at Manoa. Located in the city of Honolulu, UHM is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, animal science graduates from UHM take out $21,673 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 $223.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in animal science from the school is $24,100.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at Oregon State accumulate an average of around $21,545 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $244.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

Explore the best animal science colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 254 726
Washington 229 69
Oregon 178 75
Hawaii 115 19

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 500
Food Science Technology 324
Plant Sciences 302
General Agriculture 297
Agricultural Production 192

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Notes and References

  • 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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