California contains six schools that offer animal behavior programs. University of California-Davis, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in CA, has a total student population of 31,247 and is the 41st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 animal behavior schools in California, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo comes out as the most expensive ($13,431/yr), with Cerritos College as the lowest recorded at only $3,650/yr.
Animal Behavior students from California 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. In fact, in the California alone, there are 2,360 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $73,160. Animal trainers in this state earn $33,850/yr and there are 1,380 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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