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2020 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Texas

Animal Science is a popular major and Texas is the 1st most popular state for students studying this major. 726 of the 7,549 Animal Science diplomas earned last year were given by schools in Texas. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in Texas ranking analyzed 11 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in animal science. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 colleges for Animal Science students in Texas.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Texas 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 colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent animal science graduates from Texas schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $29,857 in 2017-2018.

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 Texas.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Texas

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

Top 10 Best Animal Science Colleges in Texas

Doctorate Highest Degree Type
16.3% Growth in Graduates
$33,700 Median Starting Salary

Texas A&M University - College Station is one of the finest schools in the United States for animal science. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the city of College Station.

For those interested in something more advanced, Texas A&M also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Texas A&M University - College Station animal science graduates earn $3,843 more than the standard animal science graduate.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
18.8% Growth in Graduates
$29,700 Median Starting Salary

Texas Tech University is among your top options if you want to study animal science. Located in the large city Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Texas Tech also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. After getting their bachelor's degree, animal science students generally earn about $29,700 in the first five years of their career.

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Every student pursuing a degree in animal science needs to look into Abilene Christian University. Abilene Christian is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Abilene.More…

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$31,100 Median Starting Salary

Every student who is interested in animal science has to check out Sam Houston State University. SHSU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Huntsville.

After graduation, animal science students generally make an average of $31,100 in the first five years of their career.

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Master Highest Degree Type

Texas A&M Kingsville is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Kingsville.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Texas A&M Kingsville offers a Master's Degree in animal science.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
16.7% Growth in Graduates
$26,400 Median Starting Salary

Located in the small suburb San Marcos, Texas State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Grads of the animal science program report average early career wages of $26,400.

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Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX
10.5% Growth in Graduates
$28,400 Median Starting Salary

Tarleton is a fairly large public school located in the town of Stephenville.

After getting their bachelor's degree, animal science students usually make an average of $28,400 at the beginning of their careers.

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Master Highest Degree Type
$31,500 Median Starting Salary

West Texas A&M University is a fairly large public school located in the fringe town of Canyon.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, West Texas A&M University offers a Master's Degree in animal science. Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career income of $31,500.

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Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX
Master Highest Degree Type
$28,200 Median Starting Salary

Angelo State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of San Angelo.

For those interested in something more advanced, Angelo State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in animal science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from the animal science program earn around $28,200 in their early career salary.

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21.4% Growth in Graduates

SFASU is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Nacogdoches.More…

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Animal Science Colleges in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 297 49
Oklahoma 270 238
New Mexico 234 61

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 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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