Connecticut contains six schools that offer animal behavior programs. University of Connecticut, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in CT, has a total student population of 25,029 and is the 63rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 animal behavior schools in Connecticut, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hampshire College comes out as the most expensive ($28,794/yr), with Ulster County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,664/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Connecticut 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 Connecticut alone, there are 80 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $71,990. Animal trainers in this state earn $35,890/yr and there are 160 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Connecticut, the average student population is 1,939 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 2145 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,319 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,907, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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