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

1 College
154 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,298 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in VirginiaAnimal Science is the #72 most popular major in Virginia with 154 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.3% of all the animal science bachelor's degrees in the country.

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.

More Ways to Rank Animal Science Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Animal Science School for Non-Traditional Students in Virginia

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

Best Animal Science School for Non-Traditional Students


Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech has taken the #1 spot in this year's animal science ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population. Virginia Tech did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Virginia list.

The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 8,844 students take at least one class online at Virginia Tech. 2,711 of Virginia Tech students are attending part time.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Animal Science Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 109
Florida 151
Tennessee 170
North Carolina 262
South Carolina 108
Alabama 138
Kentucky 59
Arkansas 99
Louisiana 83
Mississippi 91
West Virginia 80

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Plant Sciences 69
General Agriculture 65
Agricultural Production 61
Agricultural Economics & Business 44
Food Science Technology 42

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Notes and References


*Avg Cost is for the top school only.


  • 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.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Billy Hathorn.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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