Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has four animal behavior schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indiana University-Bloomington, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal behavior program, has a total student population of 42,347. It is the 59th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Indiana.
Animal Behavior students from Indianapolis 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.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary.
Of the 4 animal behavior schools with a 100-mile radius of Indianapolis, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miami University-Oxford comes out as the most expensive ($19,305/yr) for animal behavior students, with Indiana University-Bloomington as the lowest, reported at only $10,367/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|