2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

339 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,900 Avg Salary
$18,455 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Rocky Mountains RegionAnimal Science is the #65 most popular major in the country with 6,605 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 339 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Animal Science Majors

After graduation, animal science majors from schools in the Rocky Mountains Region earn an average salary of $26,900 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 32% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

On a nationwide level, animal science majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $28,954. That's 7% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in the Rocky Mountains Region .

Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region  26,900
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53,800
Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,954
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53,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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53,800

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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Grads in the Rocky Mountains Region

The highest paid animal science majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

Our rankings recognize Colorado State University - Fort Collins as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $32,200.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Colorado State carry an average student debtload of $18,978. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $187, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Laramie, UW is a public school with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $27,800.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at UW accumulate an average of around $20,094 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $212.

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#3

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

University of Idaho earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Moscow, U of I is a public school with a large student population. Animal Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $26,800.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at U of I accumulate an average of around $23,353 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $244.

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Brigham Young University - Idaho comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. BYU - I is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Rexburg. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $26,300.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at BYU - I accumulate an average of around $15,996 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $141, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Montana State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public college 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 $25,400.

On average, animal science graduates from MSU Bozeman take out $21,062 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 $204.

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Our rankings recognize Utah State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. USU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Logan. Animal Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $22,900.

Animal Science majors at USU take out an average of $16,523 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 $161.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Utah 189 87
Colorado 186 74
Idaho 167 71
Montana 131 50
Wyoming 69 57

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 247
Plant Sciences 123
Animal Services 95
Horticulture 73
Soil Sciences 69

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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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