Iowa contains one school that offers animal behavior programs. Dordt College has a total student population of 1,322 and is the 295th highest ranked school in America.
Animal Behavior students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 120 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $55,180. Animal trainers in this state earn $31,190/yr and there are 40 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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