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Doctor’s Degrees in Animal Science

218 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in animal science is offered at 41 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 7% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 38.5% of animal science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Animal Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 218 earned their doctor's degree in animal science. This earns it the #87 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in animal science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 6,605
Master’s Degree 500
Associate’s Degree 291
Doctor’s Degree 218
Undergraduate Certificate 109
Basic Certificate 90
Graduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Animal Science Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for animal science majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for animal science majors who have their doctor's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in animal science. About 58.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 91
Women 127
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Animal Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of animal science doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 117
International Students 84
Other Races/Ethnicities 4
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Animal Science Doctor's Degree Students

There are 41 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in animal science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for animal science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

The animal science program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 13 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 69% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women

The most popular school in the United States for animal science students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their doctor's degree in animal science from UIUC.

12 Yearly Graduations
42% Women

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in animal science. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

The animal science program at Colorado State University - Fort Collins awarded 12 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for animal science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Virginia Tech. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The animal science program at Virginia Tech awarded 12 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in animal science. Each year, around 27,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in animal science from UARK. Of these students, 33% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women

University of Florida comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in animal science. Each year, around 52,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The animal science program at University of Florida awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for animal science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is North Carolina State University. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,535 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,095 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 doctor's degrees were handed out to animal science majors at NC State. Of these students, 64% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Tech University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in animal science. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their doctor's degree in animal science from Texas Tech. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#9

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in animal science. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

The animal science program at University of Georgia awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#10

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women

University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in animal science. Roughly 30,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in animal science from Mizzou.

#10

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kentucky is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in animal science. Roughly 29,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,011 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,055 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to animal science majors at UK. About 29% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

Iowa State University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in animal science. Each year, around 33,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to animal science majors at Iowa State.

#10

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for animal science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Maryland - College Park. Roughly 40,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in animal science from UMCP. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#10

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for animal science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. Roughly 45,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to animal science majors at Purdue.

#15

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Nebraska - Lincoln is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in animal science. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,976 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to animal science majors at UNL.

#15

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in animal science. Roughly 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

The animal science program at Cornell University awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

South Dakota State University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in animal science. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,697 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,083 per year.

The animal science program at South Dakota State University awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in animal science. Roughly 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to animal science majors at OSU.

#18

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Oregon State University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in animal science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

The animal science program at Oregon State University awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for animal science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Michigan State University. Roughly 49,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in animal science from Michigan State. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to animal science that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Plant Sciences 289
Food Science Technology 160
Agricultural Economics 153
Soil Sciences 53
Agricultural Production 42

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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