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2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in West Virginia

Animal Science is a popular major and West Virginia is the 29th most popular state for students studying this major. 99 of the 7,614 Animal Science diplomas earned last year were given by schools in West Virginia. With so many options 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 West Virginia.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in West Virginia Your choice of animal science school matters. Important measures of a quality animal science program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

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.

Graduates Earn More After College

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 West Virginia helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $29,200 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 West Virginia.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in West Virginia

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for animal science majors.

Best Animal Science Colleges in West Virginia


West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

Any student who is interested in animal science needs to check out West Virginia University. WVU is a very large public school located in the city of Morgantown.

After getting their bachelor's degree, animal science students usually make about $29,200 in their early careers.


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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
Kentucky 238 74
Alabama 230 170
Mississippi 228 98
Arkansas 226 121
Louisiana 225 91

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

Majors Similar to Animal Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 58
Animal Services 32
Plant Sciences 32
General Agriculture 23
Other Agriculture 10

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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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