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2020 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Louisiana

Animal Science is a popular major and Louisiana is the 27th most popular state for students studying this major. 104 of the 7,549 Animal Science degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Louisiana. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in Louisiana 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 colleges for Animal Science students in Louisiana.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Louisiana 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. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

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 include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A animal science degree from colleges on this list usually translates into higher than average salaries following graduation. A animal science bachelors degree from a school in Louisiana helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $28,200 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 Louisiana.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Louisiana

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for animal science majors.

Best Animal Science Colleges in Louisiana

Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$28,200 Median Starting Salary

It's difficult to beat Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College if you wish to pursue animal science as a major. Louisiana State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge.

For those interested in something more advanced, Louisiana State University also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Graduates of the animal science program report average early career wages of $28,200.

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Louisiana Tech University is among your top options if you want to study animal science. Located in the distant town Ruston, Louisiana Tech is a public school with a large student population.More…

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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 300 150
Florida 291 229
Virginia 289 175
North Carolina 286 289
Tennessee 266 165
Kentucky 257 88
South Carolina 254 120
Alabama 250 169
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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