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Animal Science Schools in Illinois

210 Animal Science students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Animal Science is the 140th most popular major in the state out of a total 309 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Animal Science Majors in Illinois

Animal Science majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 156
Master’s Degree 23
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 13
Associate’s Degree 11
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a animal science major is more popular with women than with men.

Animal Science Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of animal science majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.2%
  • Black or African American: 3.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.1%
  • White: 73.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.1%
  • Other Races: 2.4%
Animal Science Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Animal Science Grads in Illinois

1,050 people in the state and 47,930 in the nation are employed in jobs related to animal science.

Animal Science Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Animal Science Jobs in Illinois

In this state, animal science grads earn an average of $54,610. Nationwide, they make an average of $67,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Illinois that offer animal science degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

150 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
49,702 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 1.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.21 years to graduate.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,817 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 83% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $16,843.


Kaskaskia College

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,164 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $23,400 after graduation. 76% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.00%.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,924 Total Students

27% of the teachers are full time. 84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending John Wood Community College will pay a net price of $7,308.

Animal Science Careers in IL

Some of the careers animal science majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Animal Scientists 14% $51,960
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Worker Supervisors 4% $46,270
Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers 1% $60,090
Agricultural Sciences Professors 0% $83,060
Farm and Home Management Advisors -3% $36,520

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to animal science.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Horticulture 656
General Agriculture 416
Agricultural Economics 408
Agricultural Mechanization 187
Food Science Technology 183
Agricultural Production 174
Plant Sciences 86
Animal Services 33

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