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College Factual ranks animal science department as nation's best for veterans

College Factual - best animal science department for veterans


South Dakota State University was ranked the nation’s best animal science school for veterans by College Factual.

In its review, College Factual wrote: “Looking for the very best? Look into South Dakota State University in order to get an education in animal science. South Dakota State University offers graduate degrees in animal science for those interested in an advanced degree. With 79.3% of the instructors working full time, students are certain to get lots of face time with instructors. Quite a few South Dakota State freshmen are given scholarships.”

Graduates of SDSU’s Department of Animal Science pursue successful careers in the animal industry, meat industry, academia, veterinary medicine and other fields related to agriculture.

“The faculty and staff of the Department of Animal Science at South Dakota State University are proud to support U.S. veterans. We provide a sound educational experience with the flexibility that veterans appreciate,” said Joe Cassady, who leads the Department of Animal Science and is the interim head of the Department of Dairy and Food Science. “College Factual created its best school for veterans studying animal science to help servicemen or women identify the best schools to meet their college and career goals,” said Bill Phelan, CEO and co-founder of College Factual. “South Dakota State University. is the No. 1 best animal science school in the U.S. for veterans. This means it's offering a quality education for student veterans seeking their bachelor's in animal science. Some of the factors considered in this ranking include student loan default rate, average graduate salaries, veteran services and overall quality education.”

The entire ranking is available at