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2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in Missouri

Animal Science is a popular major and Missouri is the 13th most popular state for students studying this major. 196 of the 7,614 Animal Science degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Missouri. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in Missouri ranking analyzed 3 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 Missouri.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in Missouri Your choice of animal science school matters. Important measures of a quality animal science program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

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.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Animal Science graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent animal science graduates from Missouri colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $31,467 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 full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Animal Science students in Missouri.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in Missouri

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

Best Animal Science Colleges in Missouri

University of Missouri - Columbia is a great choice for students pursuing a Animal Science degree. Mizzou is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

Soon after graduation, animal science students generally earn around $32,700 at the beginning of their careers.


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It's difficult to beat Northwest Missouri State University if you want to study animal science. Located in the town Maryville, Northwest is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Graduates from the animal science program at Northwest Missouri State University get $4,133 above the average college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.


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Missouri State University - Springfield is among your top options if you want to study animal science. Located in the midsize city Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Grads of the animal science program report average early career income of $26,100.


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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
Kansas 258 220
Iowa 254 257
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 323
Plant Sciences 176
General Agriculture 158
Agricultural Mechanization 79
Horticulture 67

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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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