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2021 Best Colleges for Animal Science in North Dakota

Animal Science is a popular major and North Dakota is the 42nd most popular state for students studying this major. 56 of the 7,614 Animal Science diplomas earned last year were given by schools in North Dakota. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of 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 good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host 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 usually results in higher than average earnings following graduation. A animal science bachelors degree from a school in North Dakota helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $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 schools for Animal Science students in North Dakota.

Best Schools to Study Animal Science in North Dakota

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for animal science majors.

Best Animal Science Colleges in North Dakota

Every student who is interested in animal science has to take a look at North Dakota State University - Main Campus. Located in the midsize city Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Grads of the animal science program report average early career income of $35,300.


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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 275 145
Missouri 272 196
Kansas 258 220
Iowa 254 257
Nebraska 227 144
South Dakota 199 131

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 181
Agricultural Production 78
Agricultural Mechanization 48
Plant Sciences 32
General Agriculture 28

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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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