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Overview

Equine studies are the area of education and employment that deals with the care, breading and treatment of horses for the purposes labor, entertainment, and sport. Individuals in this field will also learn the various business responsibilities associated with horses, including marketing, sales, pricing, as well as facility management and more.

Education and Schools

Individuals wishing to pursue education equine studies will typically pursue at minimum a bachelor’s degree, though associate and graduate level degrees are available. Additionally, a bachelor’s degree allows students to pursue an education in veterinary science, typically with a focus on horses, as an alternative to graduate level studies. Individuals will be exposed to both science and business practices related to how horses are cared for, trained, bred, and sold, including costs and budgeting.

A curriculum in equine studies may include:

  • Equine Reproduction
  • Anatomy of Horses
  • Chemistry
  • Animal Biology
  • Marketing

Individuals seeking a school for equine studies should look for programs that offer practical experience, either through local breeders, care facilities, or stables, or through on campus facilities. Such exposure will allow for faster development of skills and a better understanding of horses in general, allowing for ease of employment in the future.

Organizations such as the Equine Science Society promote education and study, advancing research and allowing for a better understanding of horses through continued effort.

Career Options

Careers through an equine studies degree will vary based on the intentions and interests of the individual, and those careers have a direct corollary regarding job growth over the next decade, with some professions, such a horse veterinarians, having higher growth than others. The variety of options revolves around the business and care of horses, and can be lucrative and rewarding, with some professions requiring additional study or certification in order to qualify.

Possible Careers Include:

  • Horse Training
  • Horse Breeding
  • Riding Coach
  • Horse Management
  • Horse Veterinarian

Additional resources for professionals in this field may be found through the American Association of Equine Practitioners, which uses its resources to advance the interests of those employed within the equine industry.

Top Colleges that Offer Equine Studies by Number of Graduates

Listed below are the most popular schools in the U.S. that have equine studies programs. Schools can be filtered by clicking the drop-down menu below and selecting a state.

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Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center

Waverly, WV

Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center is a career college dedicated to providing a practical education for students located in and around Waverly. The main program offered is the less than one year certificate program in equine studies, with more than 210 students graduating over the...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $22,125
  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (304) 679-3128

Programs Offered

  • Equine Studies (C,A)

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University (CSU) is a leading public research university located in Fort Collins, Colorado. CSU is named as the "university of choice" for residents of Colorado. The university offers more than 150 programs of study and 55 departments in eight colleges. It...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $8,649
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (970) 491-1101

Programs Offered

  • Agriculture (B)
  • Agricultural Business (B)
  • Agricultural Economics (B)
  • Equine Studies (B)

Hocking College

Nelsonville, OH

History Founded in the 1960's in Nelsonville, OH, Hocking College has grown from a vocational school into a large 2 year college. The school offers certificate and degree programs, and is the only 2 year public institution in Ohio to offer...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $4,191
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (740) 753-3591

Programs Offered

  • Equine Studies (C,A)
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (C,A)

The University of Findlay

Findlay, OH

UF is a nonprofit private college that has a large selection of programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Findlay, OH, in a predominately rural area. The school maintains a Church of God affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $28,914
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (419) 422-8313

Programs Offered

  • Equine Studies (A,B)
  • Animal Science (A,B)

Centenary College

Hackettstown, NJ

Centenary College, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the school offers a suburban setting for students to study in. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $29,630
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (908) 852-1400

Programs Offered

  • Equine Studies (A,B)

Central Wyoming College

Riverton, WY

Central Wyoming College in Riverton Wyoming is a two-year community college that was founded in 1966. Riverton itself is considered the biggest city in the county of Freemont and is home to approximately 11,000 residents. The college not only hosts cultural exhibits and concerts, it is...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $2,472
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (800) 735-8418

Programs Offered

  • Agricultural Business and Management (C,A)
  • Equine Studies (C,A)
  • Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services (C,A)

William Woods University

Fulton, MO

WWU/ William Woods is a nonprofit private institution located in Fulton, Missouri and provides a large number of degree programs for students. The school's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $19,850
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (573) 642-2251 x2251

Programs Offered

  • Horse Husbandry, Equine Science and Management (B)
  • Equine Studies (B)

Johnson & Wales University

Providence, RI

Johnson & Wales University, commonly referred to as JWU, is a private institution that offers unique educational opportunities to over 17,000 students annually. The school has four campuses located in Florida, Rhode Island, Colorado, and North Carolina.  The school was founded in 1914...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $26,412
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (401) 598-1000

Programs Offered

  • Farm and Ranch Management (A,B)
  • Equine Studies (A,B)

Midway College

Midway, KY

Midway College is a nonprofit private institution located in Midway, Kentucky and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $20,850
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (859) 846-4421

Programs Offered

  • Equine Studies (A,B)

Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, VA

Virginia Intermont College is a nonprofit private school that has a large number of degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Bristol, Virginia, in a predominately urban area. The school maintains a Baptist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $24,642
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (276) 669-6101

Programs Offered

  • Equine Studies (B)

Laramie County Community College

Cheyenne, WY

Laramie Community College, located in Cheyenne Wyoming, offers community college students with a vast choice of 2-year degree options. The school offers health, IT, business, and trade-type curriculums so students can use their skills in their chosen fields soon after they...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $2,640
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (307) 778-5222 x1357

Programs Offered

  • Agriculture (A)
  • Agricultural Business (A)
  • Agricultural Business Technology (A)
  • Agricultural Production Operations (A)

Mid - America Technology Center

Wayne, OK

Mid-America Technology Center provides educational services and programs to 20 feeder schools. The school offers 24 short term and long term programs and has over 7500 students. The school is non-discriminatory in its admissions, financial aid, educational services, and...

School Details

  • Type: Technical College
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (405) 449-3391

Programs Offered

  • Equine Studies (C)
  • Horticulture (C)

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Community College, located in Scottsdale Arizona, was established in 1969, moving to its permanent location in 1970. The school originally opened to almost one thousand students. The Scottsdale area has seen rapid development and population growth, reflected in...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $1,854
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (480) 423-6000

Programs Offered

  • Equine Studies (C,A)

Black Hawk College

Moline, IL

Black Hawk College is a community college that has two campuses, both located in the state of Illinois. The Moline campus is located within the city of Moline, which is one of the Quad Cities. The Quad Cities have a huge population of 381,342, and the surrounding area is quite urban and...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $6,495
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (309) 796-5000

Programs Offered

  • Agriculture (A)
  • Agricultural Business and Management (A)
  • Agricultural Mechanization (A)
  • Agricultural Production Operations (A)

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

History West Texas A & M University is a public four year institution in Canyon, Texas. Established in 1910, WTAMU has gone through name and location changes and has had its share of controversy, yet has maintained its...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $6,308
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (806) 651-0000

Programs Offered

  • Agriculture (B)
  • Agricultural Business and Management (B)
  • Agricultural Business (B)
  • Equine Studies (B)

Northwest College

Powell, WY

Northwest College, located in Powell Wyoming, is a community college that highlights a large variety of 2-year programs that either lead to matriculation into a four-year degree program or provide students with the ability to apply their skills to a specific discipline soon after they graduate....

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $2,437
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (307) 754-6000

Programs Offered

  • Agricultural Business (C,A)
  • Farm and Ranch Management (C,A)
  • Agricultural Production Operations (C,A)
  • Crop Production (C,A)

The University of Montana - Western

Dillon, MT

History The University of Montana – Western, located in Dillon, Montana, was founded in 1894. Originally known as the Montana State Normal School, and later as Western Montana College, the name was changed to its current...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $4,111
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (406) 683-7011

Programs Offered

  • Equine Studies (A,B)

College of Central Florida

Ocala, FL

About The College of Central Florida, located in Ocala, Florida, was established in 1957 as Central Florida Junior College. A public two year institution, the school was founded to serve the counties of...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $2,522
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (352) 873-5800

Programs Offered

  • Agricultural Business and Management (C,A)
  • Equine Studies (C,A)
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (C,A)

College of Southern Idaho

Twin Falls, ID

Situated in Twin Falls, Idaho, the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) is a great higher institution of learning for those who would like to start off their college career in a two year program that offers a ton of different options for majors and career advancement. Twin Falls is one of the state...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $3,640
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (208) 733-9554

Programs Offered

  • Agriculture (C,A)
  • Agricultural Business and Management (C,A)
  • Farm and Ranch Management (C,A)

Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA

Wilson College provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Chambersburg, PA and operated as a private institution. The school's Presbyterian Church affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $29,360
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (717) 264-4141

Programs Offered

  • Equine Studies (B)

Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.