2021 Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Dakota

1 College
115 Bachelor's Degrees
$20,370 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South DakotaWith 115 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, animal science is the #13 most popular major in South Dakota. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.7% of all the animal science bachelor's degrees in the country.

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 School for Non-Traditional Students in South Dakota

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

Best Animal Science School for Non-Traditional Students

South Dakota State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's animal science ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public school with a fairly large student population. South Dakota State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in South Dakota list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.2%. There are approximately 2,992 students at South Dakota State that take at least one class online. 3,377 students are part time. South Dakota State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 178
Minnesota 128
Iowa 239
Kansas 204
Nebraska 102
North Dakota 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 181
General Agriculture 73
Plant Sciences 66
Agricultural Mechanization 47
Agricultural Production 43

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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.
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