Gainesville, FL (population: 116,277) has one animal behavior school within its city limits. University of Florida has a total student population of 50,691. It is the 615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Animal Behavior students from Gainesville 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.
Gainesville lies in Alachua county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Gainesville area has 121,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,250 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Florida ends up costing a student $10,101/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gainesville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||51.2 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||63.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||68.3 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||84.5 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||87.7 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||88.2 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||92.3 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||95.6 miles|