Illinois contains three schools that offer animal behavior programs. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in IL, has a total student population of 43,881 and is the 655th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 animal behavior schools in Illinois, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Olivet Nazarene University comes out as the most expensive ($19,517/yr), with John Wood Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,158/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 60 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $61,470. Animal trainers in this state earn $30,140/yr and there are 500 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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