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2020 Best Colleges for Animal Science in New Jersey

Animal Science is a popular major and New Jersey is the 35th most popular state for students studying this major. 76 of the 7,549 Animal Science diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in New Jersey. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in New Jersey ranking analyzed 1 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 New Jersey.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in New Jersey 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 account for this we include a school'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 colleges on this list usually translates into higher than average earnings after graduation. A animal science bachelors degree from a college in New Jersey helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $27,400 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 schools for Animal Science students in New Jersey.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in New Jersey

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

Best Animal Science Colleges in New Jersey

Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$27,400 Median Starting Salary

It is difficult to beat Rutgers University - New Brunswick if you want to pursue animal science as a major. Located in the small city New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a fairly 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). Graduates of the animal science program earn around $27,400 in their early career salary.


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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Animal Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 335 269
Pennsylvania 327 190
Maryland 284 69
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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