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2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region

Approximately 7,614 animal science degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region ranking analyzed 4 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in animal science. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for Animal Science students in the New England Region.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in the New England Region Your choice of animal science school matters. Important measures of a quality animal science program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

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.

Graduates Earn More After College

Animal Science graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent animal science graduates from New England schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $24,325 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 colleges for Animal Science students in the New England Region.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in New England

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study animal science.

Best Animal Science Colleges in the New England Region

Any student who is interested in animal science needs to take a look at University of Connecticut. UCONN is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Storrs.

Grads of the animal science program report average early career earnings of $22,900.

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University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

Every student who is interested in animal science needs to look into University of Vermont. UVM is a fairly large public school located in the city of Burlington.

Grads of the animal science program state that they receive average early career wages of $24,400.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the best schools in the country for animal science. Located in the large suburb Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate from this degree report average early career wages of $26,200.

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University of Rhode Island is one of the finest schools in the country for animal science. URI is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kingston.

After graduating, animal science students usually earn around $23,800 in the first five years of their career.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

Explore the best animal science colleges for a specific state in this the New England region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 286 22
Connecticut 228 97
New Hampshire 205 35
Maine 197 30
Rhode Island 191 77
Vermont 186 88

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

Majors Similar to Animal Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Production 160
Plant Sciences 117
Food Science Technology 93
Horticulture 85
Agricultural Economics & Business 74

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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. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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