2021 Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California

5 Colleges
726 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,081 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in CaliforniaAnimal Science is the #64 most popular major in California with 726 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 11.0% of all the animal science bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in animal science. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality animal science programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the animal science program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students in California

Check out the animal science programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo tops the 2021 list of our schools in California that are best for non-traditional animal science students. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public school with a very large student population. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in California list.

About 0.9% of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,637 students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that take at least one class online. 1,017 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of California - Davis landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best animal science schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public college with a fairly large student population. UC Davis also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in California rankings.

About 1.6% of UC Davis students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,528 students take at least one class online at UC Davis. There are roughly 1,248 part time students in attendance at UC Davis.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Cal Poly Pomona is a very large public school located in the suburb of Pomona. Cal Poly Pomona not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in California list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.9%. Approximately 10,261 students take at least one class online at Cal Poly Pomona. About 3,972 of the students at Cal Poly Pomona are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Fresno as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Fresno State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Fresno. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Fresno State has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in California ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.0%. There are approximately 6,013 students at Fresno State that take at least one class online. About 3,693 of the students at Fresno State are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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California State University - Chico comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Chico State is a large public school located in the city of Chico. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Chico State, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in California ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. Approximately 4,803 students take at least one class online at Chico State. About 1,577 of the students at Chico State are attending part time. Chico State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Animal Science Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 69
Oregon 75
Hawaii 19

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 722
Agricultural Production 465
Food Science Technology 319
General Agriculture 273
Plant Sciences 231

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 schools only.

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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