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2020 Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic Region

Approximately 7,549 animal science degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking analyzed 6 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 the Middle Atlantic Region.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a college'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.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A animal science degree from colleges on this list usually translates into higher than average income following graduation. Recent animal science graduates from Middle Atlantic colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $28,350 in 2017-2018.

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 schools for Animal Science students in the Middle Atlantic Region.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Middle Atlantic

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Animal Science degree.

Best Animal Science Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
1.8% Growth in Graduates
$26,300 Median Starting Salary

Any student who is interested in animal science needs to look into Cornell University. Located in the city Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Cornell also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Graduates of the animal science program earn an average of $26,300 in the first couple years of their career.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$27,400 Median Starting Salary

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a good option for students pursuing a Animal Science major. Located in the city New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a very large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Rutgers New Brunswick also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Students who graduate from this program state that they receive average early career income of $27,400.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$31,400 Median Starting Salary

Any student who is interested in animal science needs to look into University of Maryland - College Park. Located in the suburb College Park, UMCP is a public college with a very large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, UMCP also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). University of Maryland - College Park animal science majors make $2,740 more than the average animal science graduate.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
6.9% Growth in Graduates
$27,200 Median Starting Salary

Pennsylvania State University - University Park is a wonderful option for individuals interested in a Animal Science degree. Located in the small city University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a very large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Penn State University Park also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. After graduating, animal science students generally earn around $27,200 at the beginning of their careers.

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Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA
6.0% Growth in Graduates
$31,000 Median Starting Salary

DelVal is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Doylestown.

Graduates from the animal science degree program at Delaware Valley University get $2,340 more than the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
4.5% Growth in Graduates

Located in the large suburb Newark, U of Delaware is a public school with a very large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, U of Delaware also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

Explore the best animal science schools for a specific state in this the Middle Atlantic region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 335 269
Pennsylvania 327 190
Maryland 284 69
New Jersey 280 76
Delaware 171 22

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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