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2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Kentucky

Animal Science is a popular major and Kentucky is the 41st most popular state for students studying this major. 74 of the 7,614 Animal Science degrees earned last year were given by schools in Kentucky. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for Animal Science students in Kentucky.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Kentucky Your choice of animal science school matters. Important measures of a quality animal science program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

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.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Animal Science graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A animal science bachelors degree from a college in Kentucky helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $27,000 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 colleges for Animal Science students in Kentucky.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Kentucky

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

Best Animal Science Colleges in Kentucky


University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Every student pursuing a degree in animal science needs to look into University of Kentucky. UK is a very large public school located in the city of Lexington.

Students who graduate from the animal science program earn an average of $27,000 for their early career.


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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
Alabama 230 170
Mississippi 228 98
Arkansas 226 121
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
General Agriculture 199
Other Agriculture 180
Agricultural Production 172
Agricultural Economics & Business 66
Agricultural Public Services 42

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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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