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2020 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Virginia

Animal Science is a popular major and Virginia is the 15th most popular state for students studying this major. 175 of the 7,549 Animal Science diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Virginia. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in Virginia ranking analyzed 1 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 Virginia.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Virginia 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 quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of various 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 typically translates into higher than average earnings following graduation. A animal science bachelors degree from a college in Virginia helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $25,500 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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Animal Science students in Virginia.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Virginia

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

Best Animal Science Colleges in Virginia

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech is a great option for individuals interested in a Animal Science major. Located in the small city Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Graduates of the animal science program make around $25,500 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 300 150
Florida 291 229
North Carolina 286 289
Tennessee 266 165
Kentucky 257 88
South Carolina 254 120
Louisiana 254 104
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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