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2020 Best Colleges for Animal Science in North Dakota

Animal Science is a popular major and North Dakota is the 38th most popular state for students studying this major. 70 of the 7,549 Animal Science diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in North Dakota. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Animal Science in North Dakota 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 North Dakota.

Choosing a Great Animal Science School

Best Colleges for Animal Science in North Dakota 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. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

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 school'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.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A animal science degree from schools on this list typically results in higher than average income after graduation. A animal science bachelors degree from a college in North Dakota helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $35,300 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 North Dakota.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in North Dakota

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Best Animal Science Colleges in North Dakota

Doctorate Highest Degree Type
10.0% Growth in Graduates
$35,300 Median Starting Salary

Every student pursuing a degree in animal science needs to take a look at North Dakota State University - Main Campus. Located in the city Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

North Dakota State University offers animal science degrees as low as a First Year Certificates and all the way up to a Research / Scholarship Based Doctorate's. Grads of the animal science program state that they receive average early career earnings of $35,300.

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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
Missouri 291 242
Minnesota 288 140
Kansas 269 244
Iowa 263 286
Nebraska 233 106
South Dakota 210 130

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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