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2021 Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Region

6 Colleges
339 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,283 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains RegionAnimal Science is the #65 most popular major in the country with 6,605 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 339 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

This year's Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in animal science. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great animal science programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the animal science program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Colorado State University - Fort Collins has taken the #1 spot in this year's animal science ranking for non-traditional students. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Colorado State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

About 3.1% of Colorado State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,779 students at Colorado State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,877 part time students in attendance at Colorado State. Colorado State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Laramie, UW is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 3,158 students take at least one class online at UW. There are roughly 2,495 part time students in attendance at UW. UW does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Utah State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best animal science schools for non-traditional students. USU is a very large public school located in the small city of Logan. USU also made our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #4.

About 5.6% of USU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 8,947 students at USU that take at least one class online. 9,442 of USU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Brigham Young University - Idaho earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. BYU - I is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Rexburg. As a testament to the quality of education offered at BYU - I, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

About 3.4% of BYU - I students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 21,053 of BYU - I students are exclusively distance learners. 24,006 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

University of Idaho earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Moscow, U of I is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of I also made our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #3.

The student loan default rate at U of I is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,751 students at U of I that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,405 part time students in attendance at U of I. U of I does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Montana State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at MSU Bozeman, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.3%. There are approximately 1,235 students at MSU Bozeman that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,729 part time students in attendance at MSU Bozeman. 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

Explore the best for non-traditional students animal science colleges for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Utah 87
Colorado 74
Idaho 71
Montana 50
Wyoming 57

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 395
Plant Sciences 188
Animal Services 149
Horticulture 108
Agricultural Production 87

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 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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