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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in Tennessee

170 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,800 Avg Salary
$20,860 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in TennesseeAnimal Science is the #47 most popular major in Tennessee with 170 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.6% of all the animal science bachelor's degrees in the country. 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.

For this year's Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in Tennessee ranking, we looked at 2 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.

How Much Do Animal Science Majors Make After Graduation?

The average animal science major who graduates from a school in Tennessee earns about $24,800 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 38% 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 14% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Tennessee.

Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools in Tennessee  24,800
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 Tennessee

The following colleges produce the highest paid animal science graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Animal Science Graduates in Tennessee

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. UT Knoxville is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Knoxville. Animal Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $25,200.

Animal Science majors at UT Knoxville take out an average of $21,235 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 $231.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Middle Tennessee State University. Middle Tennessee State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Murfreesboro. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $24,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Middle Tennessee State University carry an average student debtload of $19,623. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $202, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 109
Florida 214 151
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

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

Majors Similar to Animal Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Agriculture 286
Agricultural Economics & Business 76
Plant Sciences 51
Food Science Technology 45
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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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