2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Far Western US Region
Approximately 7,614 animal science degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the right fit. 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 15% of schools for Animal Science students in the Far Western US Region.
Choosing a Great Animal Science School
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 quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection 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 translates into above average wages following graduation. A animal science bachelors degree from a college 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 complete 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 the Far Western US Region
Best Animal Science Colleges in the Far Western US Region
University of California - Davis is a good option for students pursuing a Animal Science major. Located in the small suburb Davis, UC Davis is a public school with a very large student population.
Graduates of the animal science program earn around $27,100 in their early career salary.More… Request Information
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.
Students who graduate from the animal science program earn around $29,100 in the first couple years of working.More… Request Information
Washington State University is a great decision for individuals interested in a Animal Science major. Wazzu is a very large public school located in the town of Pullman.
Grads of the animal science program report average early career wages of $28,300.More… Request Information
Oregon State University is among your top options if you want to study animal science. Located in the small city Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a very large student population.
After getting their bachelor's degree, animal science students usually earn an average of $24,100 in the first five years of their career.More… Request Information
CSU Pomona is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Pomona.
Animal Science graduates from California State Polytechnic University - Pomona get a earnings boost of about $2,186 above the typical earnings of animal science graduates.More… Request Information
Located in the city Chico, Chico State is a public school with a large student population.
Soon after graduating, animal science students typically make around $26,400 at the beginning of their careers.More… Request Information
Located in the large city Fresno, Fresno State is a public college with a fairly large student population.
Students who graduate from the animal science program earn an average of $29,700 in the first couple years of their career.More… Request Information
Best Animal Science Colleges by State
Explore the best animal science schools for a specific state in the Far Western US region.
Rankings in Majors Related to Animal Science
One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Animal Science has other similar majors worth exploring.
Most Popular Majors Related to Animal Science
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Agricultural Economics & Business||872|
|Food Science Technology||474|
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. More about our data sources and methodologies.
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