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2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Arkansas

Animal Science is a popular major and Arkansas is the 23rd most popular state for students studying this major. 121 of the 7,614 Animal Science degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in Arkansas. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the right fit. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Animal Science students in Arkansas.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Arkansas 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 Arkansas schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $31,700 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 schools for Animal Science students in Arkansas.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Arkansas

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

Best Animal Science Colleges in Arkansas


University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

It is hard to beat University of Arkansas if you wish to study animal science. UARK is a very large public school located in the city of Fayetteville.

Graduates of the animal science program make around $31,700 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 279 141
Florida 276 207
North Carolina 274 295
Virginia 268 174
Tennessee 257 182
South Carolina 239 108
Kentucky 238 74
Alabama 230 170
Mississippi 228 98
Louisiana 225 91
West Virginia 205 99

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 366
Plant Sciences 72
General Agriculture 54
Agricultural Production 32
Food Science Technology 32

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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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