2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

912 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,467 Avg Salary
$21,561 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Great Lakes 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, 912 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States. 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 Highest Paid Animal Science list to help you make the college decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking, we looked at 9 colleges that offer a bachelor's in animal science.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when 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

After graduating, animal science majors that go to school in the Great Lakes Region go on to jobs making an average of $32,467 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 18% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 12% higher than the national average of $28,954 per year for animal science graduates.

Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  32,467
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65,000
Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,954
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65,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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65,000

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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Grads in the Great Lakes Region

The following colleges produce the highest paid animal science graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. UW - Madison is a fairly large public school located in the city of Madison. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in animal science from the school is $36,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from UW - Madison carry an average student debtload of $20,254. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $218.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State 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 $35,200.

On average, animal science graduates from Michigan State take out $23,302 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 Wisconsin - River Falls landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid animal science school. UW - River Falls is a medium-sized public school located in the town of River Falls. Students who receive their bachelor's in animal science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $34,000.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at UW - River Falls take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,360. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

Andrews University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid animal science school. Andrews is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Berrien Springs.

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid animal science school. UW - Platteville is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Platteville. Animal Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $33,800.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at UW - Platteville accumulate an average of around $19,156 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio State University - Main Campus as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Columbus. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $32,800.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at Ohio State take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,541. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $234.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Purdue University - Main Campus. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the city of West Lafayette. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $32,800.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Purdue carry an average student debtload of $17,839. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Located in the city of Carbondale, SIUC 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 $31,600.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at SIUC take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,126. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $227.

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The University of Findlay comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Findlay, Findlay is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in animal science from the school is $30,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Findlay carry an average student debtload of $25,110. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid animal science school. UIUC is a very large public school located in the small city of Champaign. Animal Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $25,200.

Animal Science majors at UIUC take out an average of $19,523 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $207, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 115
Ohio 246 203
Illinois 231 156
Indiana 227 152
Wisconsin 209 286

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Animal Science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 771
General Agriculture 370
Food Science Technology 213
Plant Sciences 206
Agricultural Public Services 90

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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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