2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in New Mexico

79 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,900 Avg Salary
$13,393 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in New MexicoIn 2018-2019, 79 bachelor's degrees were awarded to animal science students who went to a New Mexico college or university. This makes it the #30 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 6,605 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.2% were from a college or university in the state. 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.

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 graduating, animal science majors that go to school in New Mexico go on to jobs making an average 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.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in animal science make more than those who graduate from schools in New Mexico. The national average salary is $28,954.

Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools in New Mexico  26,900
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 New Mexico

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Animal Science Graduates in New Mexico

New Mexico State University - Main Campus comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Las Cruces, NMSU Main Campus is a public school with a fairly large student population. Animal Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $26,900.

Animal Science majors at NMSU Main Campus take out an average of $17,508 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 $139.

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Our rankings recognize Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. ENMU - Main Campus is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Portales.

On average, animal science graduates from ENMU - Main Campus take out $17,882 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Southwest Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 229 646
Oklahoma 192 247
Arizona 187 36

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Agriculture 27
Agricultural Economics & Business 21
Plant Sciences 14
Soil Sciences 4
Agricultural Public Services 3

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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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