Fortuna Foothills, AZ (population: 43,996) has thirteen animal behavior schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Santa Barbara, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal behavior program, has a total student population of 22,850. It is the 50th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Animal Behavior students from Fortuna Foothills schools who go on to become animal behavioralists, animal trainers, dog trainers, animal scientists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,080 people working as animal trainers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $31,080. Also, Zoologists and wildlife biologists make on average $60,670 per year and there are about 17,460 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 13 animal behavior schools with a 500-mile radius of Fortuna Foothills, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Prescott College comes out as the most expensive ($25,284/yr) for animal behavior students, with Cerritos College as the lowest, reported at only $3,650/yr.