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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in Illinois

156 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,400 Avg Salary
$20,936 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Animal Science School for You

Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in IllinoisAnimal Science is the #85 most popular major in Illinois with 156 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 6,605 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.4% were from a college or university in the state. The animal science school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in Illinois ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Animal Science Majors

The average animal science major who graduates from a school in Illinois earns about $28,400 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 29% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

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 Illinois  28,400
Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,954
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Grads in Illinois

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid animal science majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Animal Science Graduates in Illinois

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Carbondale. Animal Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $31,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from SIUC carry an average student debtload of $21,126. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $227, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC 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 $25,200.

On average, animal science graduates from UIUC take out $19,523 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 $207.

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Animal Science Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

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

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Agriculture 354
Agricultural Economics & Business 228
Food Science Technology 92
Plant Sciences 45
Soil Sciences 20

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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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