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2020 Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region

Approximately 7,549 animal science degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region ranking analyzed 7 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in animal science. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 schools for Animal Science students in the Far Western US Region.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region The animal science program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A animal science degree from schools on this list typically results in above average salaries after graduation. A animal science bachelors degree from a school in Far Western US helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $27,814 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Animal Science students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other animal science students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized animal science related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Animal Science students in the Far Western US Region.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Far Western US

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Master Highest Degree Type
22.1% Growth in Graduates
$29,100 Median Starting Salary

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is one of the finest schools in the country for animal science. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo offers a Master's Degree in animal science. Students who graduate from the animal science program earn an average of $29,100 in the first couple years of working.

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Master Highest Degree Type
14.6% Growth in Graduates
$27,100 Median Starting Salary

University of California - Davis is a wonderful decision for students pursuing a Animal Science degree. Located in the suburb Davis, UC Davis is a public college with a fairly large student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, UC Davis offers a Master's Degree in animal science. Graduates of the animal science program make an average of $27,100 in the first couple years of working.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
24.7% Growth in Graduates
$28,300 Median Starting Salary

Washington State University is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a Animal Science major. Wazzu is a very large public school located in the town of Pullman.

For those interested in something more advanced, Wazzu also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who complete this degree state that they receive average early career earnings of $28,300.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$24,100 Median Starting Salary

Oregon State University is one of the finest schools in the United States for animal science. Located in the small city Corvallis, Oregon State is a public college with a very large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Oregon State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, animal science students usually earn around $24,100 in the first five years of their career.

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28.6% Growth in Graduates
$26,400 Median Starting Salary

Located in the small city Chico, Chico State is a public college with a large student population.

After graduation, animal science students generally earn about $26,400 in the first five years of their career.

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$30,000 Median Starting Salary

CSU Pomona is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Pomona.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona animal science majors make $2,500 more than the average animal science grad.

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Master Highest Degree Type

UHM is a large public school located in the city of Honolulu.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, UHM offers a Master's Degree in animal science.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 328 716
Washington 303 77
Oregon 266 105
Hawaii 169 21
Alaska 146 0

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 8,521
Horticulture 4,175
General Agriculture 3,457
Plant Sciences 3,327
Agricultural Production 3,279

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Billy Hathorn.

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