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2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Alabama

Animal Science is a popular major and Alabama is the 16th most popular state for students studying this major. 170 of the 7,614 Animal Science degrees earned last year were given by schools in Alabama. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in Alabama 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 15% of schools for Animal Science students in Alabama.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Alabama 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

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 consider 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.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A animal science degree from schools on this list typically translates into above average earnings following graduation. Recent animal science graduates from Alabama schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $28,100 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 Alabama.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Alabama

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

Best Animal Science Colleges in Alabama


Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University is one of the best schools in the country for animal science. Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the city of Auburn.

Soon after graduation, animal science students typically make an average of $36,400 at the beginning of their careers.


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Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Every student pursuing a degree in animal science has to take a look at Tuskegee University. Located in the distant town Tuskegee, Tuskegee is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Students who graduate from the animal science program make an average of $19,800 in their early career salary.


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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Animal Science Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 141
Florida 276 207
North Carolina 274 295
Virginia 268 174
Tennessee 257 182
South Carolina 239 108
Kentucky 238 74
Mississippi 228 98
Arkansas 226 121
Louisiana 225 91
West Virginia 205 99

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Animal Science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Plant Sciences 77
Agricultural Economics & Business 68
Agricultural Production 56
Food Science Technology 18
General Agriculture 15

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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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