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2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Massachusetts

Animal Science is a popular major and Massachusetts is the 49th most popular state for students studying this major. 22 of the 7,614 Animal Science degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in Massachusetts. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Massachusetts Your choice of animal science school matters. Important measures of a quality animal science program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

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.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

Animal Science graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent animal science graduates from Massachusetts schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $26,200 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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Animal Science students in Massachusetts.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Massachusetts

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Best Animal Science Colleges in Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the finest schools in the United States for animal science. Located in the large suburb Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a very large student population.

After graduating, animal science students usually make about $26,200 in their early careers.

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
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.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Food Science Technology 51
Agricultural Production 46
Animal Services 45
Horticulture 45
Plant Sciences 34

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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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