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2023 Animal Sciences Students

There are about 18,102 students enrolled in Animal Sciences in the USA.

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College can be an exceedingly formative adventure in one's life; it is an occasion for personal growth and expansion. Scholars try to discover what they are capable of and develop many of the rudimentary skills to be a thriving member of society. But learning isn't completely confined to a classroom environment - the discussions which one has with her schoolmates, the nugget of wisdom gained from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different background. As such, a diverse univeristy experience greatly enriches what one gains from the time spent in school.

Animal Sciences is a less racially diverse focus than average*. 73% of the nation's Animal Sciences majors are white students, followed by latino students (12%), students of other races**(8%), and asian students (3%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is University of California-Davis&nbspin Davis, CA.

Moreover, Animal Sciences significatly skews female, with in the region of 7 out of every 9 students majoring in Animal Sciences identifying as women. Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another important type of diversity is economic diversity. Animal Sciences ranks in the top 15% of focuses for socioeconomic diversity. 28% of its majors come from homes making over $110,000 a year, 16% are from lower middle>income families, and 25% grew up in low income families. Northwest Missouri State University is the most fiscally diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall HI is the most diverse state for Animal Sciences. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Ivy League is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 3%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 12%

  • White: 73%

  • Other: 8%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 21%

  • Female: 79%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 25%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 71%

  • Out of State: 24%

  • International: 4%

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