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2020 Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region

Approximately 7,549 animal science degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be difficult finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking analyzed 5 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 Rocky Mountains Region.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Rocky Mountains 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. 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 good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of different 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 schools on this list usually results in higher than average salaries after graduation. A animal science bachelors degree from a college in Rocky Mountains helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $26,900 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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Animal Science students in the Rocky Mountains Region.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Rocky Mountains

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is a wonderful decision for individuals pursuing a Animal Science degree. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Fort Collins.

Students from the animal science degree program at Colorado State University - Fort Collins make $5,180 above the typical college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

Any student pursuing a degree in animal science needs to look into University of Wyoming. Located in the town Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate from this program report average early career wages of $27,800.

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Utah State University is one of the best schools in the United States for animal science. USU is a very large public school located in the small city of Logan.

After graduating, animal science students usually earn about $22,900 in the first five years of their career.

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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

University of Idaho is one of the finest schools in the country for animal science. Idaho is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Moscow.

After graduation, animal science students generally make about $26,800 in the first five years of their career.

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Located in the town Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public college with a large student population.

Students who graduate from the animal science program earn an average of $25,400 for their early career.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

Explore the best animal science colleges for a specific state in this the Rocky Mountains region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 280 84
Utah 267 74
Idaho 222 78
Montana 193 51
Wyoming 170 75

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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