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2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Florida

Animal Science is a popular major and Florida is the 11th most popular state for students studying this major. 207 of the 7,614 Animal Science diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in Florida. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best choice. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Animal Science students in Florida.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Florida 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 account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host 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 colleges on this list usually results in higher than average salaries following graduation. A animal science bachelors degree from a college in Florida helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $26,400 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 full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Animal Science students in Florida.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Florida

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

Best Animal Science Colleges in Florida

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

It's hard to beat University of Florida if you want to study animal science. Located in the medium-sized city Gainesville, U of F is a public college with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from the animal science program earn around $26,400 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
North Carolina 274 295
Virginia 268 174
Tennessee 257 182
South Carolina 239 108
Kentucky 238 74
Alabama 230 170
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
Agricultural Economics & Business 182
Horticulture 169
Plant Sciences 111
Animal Services 89
General Agriculture 57

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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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