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2020 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. 169 of the 7,549 Animal Science diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Alabama. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the right fit. 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 0 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 good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of different 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 usually results in above average salaries 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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Animal Science students in Alabama.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Alabama

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

Best Animal Science Colleges in Alabama


Auburn University

Auburn, AL
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$36,400 Median Starting Salary

Auburn University is among your best bets if you're planning on studying animal science. Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the city of Auburn.

For those interested in something more advanced, Auburn 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 earn an average of $36,400 at the beginning of their careers.


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Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL
Master Highest Degree Type
$19,800 Median Starting Salary

Every student who is interested in animal science needs to check out Tuskegee University. Located in the distant town Tuskegee, Tuskegee is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Tuskegee offers a Master's Degree in animal science. Students who graduate from the animal science program earn about $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 Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 300 150
Florida 291 229
Virginia 289 175
North Carolina 286 289
Tennessee 266 165
Kentucky 257 88
South Carolina 254 120
Louisiana 254 104
Arkansas 249 105
Mississippi 239 97
West Virginia 222 113

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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