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2020 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Ohio

Animal Science is a popular major and Ohio is the 3rd most popular state for students studying this major. 301 of the 7,549 Animal Science degrees earned last year were given by schools in Ohio. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in Ohio ranking analyzed 2 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in animal science. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Animal Science students in Ohio.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Ohio 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 combination of different 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 usually translates into above average salaries following graduation. A animal science bachelors degree from a college in Ohio helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $31,550 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 schools for Animal Science students in Ohio.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Ohio

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for animal science majors.

Best Animal Science Colleges in Ohio

Doctorate Highest Degree Type
6.2% Growth in Graduates
$32,800 Median Starting Salary

It is hard to beat Ohio State University - Main Campus if you want to study animal science. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Columbus.

Ohio State offers animal science degrees as low as a One to Two Year Certificates and all the way up to a Research / Scholarship Based Doctorate's. Soon after graduation, animal science students usually earn an average of $32,800 in the first five years of their career.


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21.4% Growth in Graduates
$30,300 Median Starting Salary

The University of Findlay is among your best bets if you want to study animal science. Located in the town Findlay, Findlay is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

After graduation, animal science students typically make around $30,300 in their early careers.


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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Animal Science Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 316 184
Illinois 306 227
Indiana 291 158
Wisconsin 290 281

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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