2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in Missouri

178 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,467 Avg Salary
$21,178 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Animal Science School for You

Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in MissouriWith 178 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, animal science is the #53 most popular major in Missouri. This means that 2.7% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school 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 Missouri ranking analyzed 3 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.

How Much Do Animal Science Majors Make After Graduation?

The average animal science major who graduates from a school in Missouri earns about $31,467 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 21% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 9% higher than the national average of $28,954 per year for animal science graduates.

Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools in Missouri  31,467
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63,000
Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,954
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63,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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63,000

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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Grads in Missouri

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Animal Science Graduates in Missouri

Northwest Missouri State University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid animal science school. Located in the town of Maryville, Northwest is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in animal science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,600.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at Northwest take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,828. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $202.

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Our rankings recognize University of Missouri - Columbia as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a very 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 $32,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Mizzou carry an average student debtload of $20,942. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Missouri State University - Springfield as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $26,100.

Animal Science majors at Missouri State take out an average of $20,833 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $206, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

Our rankings recognize College of the Ozarks as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Point Lookout, Hard Work U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Plains States Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 210 128
Iowa 193 239
Kansas 175 204
Nebraska 174 102
South Dakota 142 115
North Dakota 141 46

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

Majors Similar to Animal Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 245
Plant Sciences 139
General Agriculture 129
Agricultural Mechanization 38
Animal Services 28

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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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