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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Southeast Region

1,504 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,075 Avg Salary
$22,293 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Animal Science School for You

Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in the Southeast RegionAnimal Science is the #65 most popular major in the country with 6,605 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,504 went to students in the Southeast 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 Southeast Region ranking analyzed 15 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.

Salaries of Animal Science Majors After Graduation

After graduating, animal science majors that go to school in the Southeast Region go on to jobs making an average of $27,075 per year. Unfortunately, that is 32% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

On a nationwide level, animal science majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $28,954. That's 6% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in the Southeast Region .

Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools in the Southeast Region  27,075
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Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,954
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54,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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54,200

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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Grads in the Southeast Region

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid animal science graduates.

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

#1

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the city of Auburn. Animal Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $36,400.

On average, animal science graduates from Auburn take out $21,735 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UARK is a fairly large public school located in the city of Fayetteville. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $31,700.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at UARK accumulate an average of around $17,783 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $193.

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#3

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Mississippi State is a fairly large public school located in the town of Mississippi State. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $31,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Mississippi State carry an average student debtload of $22,580. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $240.

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#4

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. WVU is a very large public school located in the city of Morgantown. Students who receive their bachelor's in animal science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $29,200.

On average, animal science graduates from WVU take out $21,885 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 $241.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Louisiana Tech University. Located in the distant town of Ruston, Louisiana Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Animal Science majors at Louisiana Tech take out an average of $16,086 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 $165.

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#5

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $29,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from UGA carry an average student debtload of $20,807. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $200, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid animal science school. Located in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University 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 $28,200.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Louisiana State University carry an average student debtload of $20,355. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $213, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Our rankings recognize University of Kentucky as the #7 school in this year's rankings. UK is a very large public school located in the city of Lexington. Animal Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $27,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from UK carry an average student debtload of $22,611. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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North Carolina State University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State 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 $26,900.

On average, animal science graduates from NC State take out $19,663 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $213, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, U of F 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 $26,400.

Animal Science majors at U of F take out an average of $16,779 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 $156.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

Explore the best animal science colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 109
Florida 214 151
Tennessee 209 170
North Carolina 207 262
Virginia 206 154
South Carolina 188 108
Alabama 183 138
Kentucky 177 59
Arkansas 164 99
Louisiana 163 83
Mississippi 158 91
West Virginia 142 80

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,146
General Agriculture 727
Plant Sciences 381
Food Science Technology 304
Other Agriculture 234

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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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