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2021 Best Animal Science Colleges for Veterans in the United States

67 Colleges
6,605 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,588 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Animal Science Schools for Vets

Best Animal Science Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesAnimal Science is the #65 most popular major in the country with 6,605 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Animal Science Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking looked at 67 colleges that offer a bachelor's in animal science. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great animal science programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

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

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The animal science school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Animal Science Schools for Veterans.

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2021 Best Animal Science Schools for Veterans in the United States

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

Top 10 Best Animal Science Schools for Veterans

South Dakota State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. South Dakota State is a large public school located in the town of Brookings. South Dakota State not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 387 of the 12,104 students enrolled at South Dakota State were GI Bill® students, of which 192 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,217. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - College Station as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public college with a fairly large student population. Texas A&M did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Texas A&M supports 68,679 students, and 2,040 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,525. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Iowa State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Ames. Iowa State also made our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the United States list, coming in at #2.

Among the 34,992 students enrolled at Iowa State, 824 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 455 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,422. To help with additional expenses, 14 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Lincoln, UNL is a public school with a very large student population. UNL also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the United States rankings.

Of the 25,820 students enrolled at UNL, 687 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 406 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,191. To help with additional expenses, 92 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA

Our rankings recognize Delaware Valley University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Doylestown, DelVal is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

According to our most recent data, DelVal supports 2,428 students, and 64 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 59 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,835. To help with additional expenses, 11 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. DelVal does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Auburn University. Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn is a public school with a very large student population. Auburn not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the United States list.

Of the 30,440 students enrolled at Auburn, 1,435 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 826 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,004. On top of their other funding sources, 42 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Purdue is a very large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Purdue, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the United States ranking.

Among the 44,474 students enrolled at Purdue, 761 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 556 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,363. During this same period, 32 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Kansas State University. K - State is a very large public school located in the city of Manhattan. K - State excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, K - State supports 22,221 students, and 1,106 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 769 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,442. K - State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado State University - Fort Collins as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Colorado State also did well on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 33,478 students enrolled at Colorado State, 1,706 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,344 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,826. During this same period, 70 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Colorado State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Carolina State University. NC State is a very large public school located in the city of Raleigh. In addition to being on our best for vets list, NC State has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, NC State supports 35,479 students, and 1,068 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 719 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,891. To help with additional expenses, 33 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying Animal Science that almost earned our Best Animal Science Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
11 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
12 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
13 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI

Animal Science by Region

View the best for vets Animal Science schools in a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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 5,324
General Agriculture 2,377
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363
Agricultural Production 947

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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

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