Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for animal sciences degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,497 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

$ 26,592 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

32% above average compared to other degrees

$ 35,627 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

10% above average compared to other degrees

What do animal sciences graduates earn?

Animal sciences students make an average of $54,800 per year after graduation. This is 18% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 54,800 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 28% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular animal sciences schools in the US

There are 172 schools in the US that offer a animal sciences degree. The animal sciences schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Davis, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus and Purdue University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in animal sciences per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Davis$14,419
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Cornell University$52,853
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$15,411
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,074
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638

Top US schools for an animal sciences degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering animal sciences degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Cornell University13%$52,853
College of the Ozarks13%$19,130
Texas A & M University-Commerce35%$8,434
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo35%$9,432
University of Florida42%$6,381
University of California-Davis43%$14,419
Fort Valley State University44%$6,658
University of Maryland-College Park45%$10,399
Clemson University47%$15,116
University of Connecticut48%$14,880

Cheapest US schools for an animal sciences degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an animal sciences degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Mesalands Community College$1,812
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez$2,083
Yavapai College$2,280
Eastern Arizona College$2,550
Northwest Mississippi Community College$3,000
Casper College$3,024
Northern Wyoming Community College District$3,120
East Mississippi Community College$3,240
Northwest College$3,386
Northeast Community College$3,405


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