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2020 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Pennsylvania

Animal Science is a popular major and Pennsylvania is the 13th most popular state for students studying this major. 190 of the 7,549 Animal Science degrees earned last year were given by colleges in Pennsylvania. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Pennsylvania Your choice of animal science school matters. Important measures of a quality animal science program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Animal Science graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent animal science graduates from Pennsylvania colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $29,100 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 Pennsylvania.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Pennsylvania

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

Best Animal Science Colleges in Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania State University - University Park is among your best bets if you're planning on studying animal science. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park.

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 graduation, animal science students generally make about $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

Any student pursuing a degree in animal science needs to check out Delaware Valley University. Located in the large suburb Doylestown, DelVal is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Graduates of the animal science program earn around $31,000 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
Maryland 284 69
New Jersey 280 76
Delaware 171 22

Animal Science is one of 13 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

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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