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2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Iowa

Animal Science is a popular major and Iowa is the 6th most popular state for students studying this major. 257 of the 7,614 Animal Science degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Iowa. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in Iowa 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 schools for Animal Science students in Iowa.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Iowa Your choice of animal science school matters. Important measures of a quality animal science program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

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.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

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 school in Iowa helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $35,800 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 colleges for Animal Science students in Iowa.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Iowa

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

Best Animal Science Colleges in Iowa

Any student who is interested in animal science has to look into Iowa State University. Located in the city Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a very large student population.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, animal science students typically make around $35,800 in their early careers.


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Best Animal Science Colleges in the The Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 275 145
Missouri 272 196
Kansas 258 220
Nebraska 227 144
North Dakota 200 56
South Dakota 199 131

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 709
Plant Sciences 240
Agricultural Production 192
Agricultural Mechanization 104
Food Science Technology 48

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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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