2021 Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region

4 Colleges
306 Bachelor's Degrees
$38,333 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, animal science was ranked #65 in the country. In fact 6,605 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 306 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

This year's Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in animal science. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent animal science programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the animal science program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying animal science.

Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

University of Vermont has taken the #1 spot in this year's animal science ranking for non-traditional students. UVM is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Burlington. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UVM has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.5%. There are approximately 1,537 students at UVM that take at least one class online. About 1,454 of the students at UVM are attending part time. UVM does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Connecticut landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best animal science schools for non-traditional students. UCONN is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Storrs. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UCONN has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region ranking.

About 2.3% of UCONN students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,844 students at UCONN that take at least one class online. 3,231 of UCONN students are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts Amherst as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst. UMass Amherst not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region list.

The student loan default rate at UMass Amherst is lower than is typical, just 3.0% of students default in three years. 3,607 students at UMass Amherst are exclusively online. About 6,250 of the students at UMass Amherst 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 University of Rhode Island as the #4 school in this year's rankings. URI is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Kingston. As a testament to the quality of education offered at URI, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.4%. Approximately 3,055 students take at least one class online at URI. There are roughly 3,456 part time students in attendance at URI. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Animal Science Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 21
Connecticut 79
Rhode Island 77
New Hampshire 18
Maine 28
Vermont 83

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
Agricultural Production 146
Plant Sciences 96
Food Science Technology 92
Horticulture 81
Agricultural Economics & Business 74

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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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