Maryland contains five schools that offer animal behavior programs. University of Delaware, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in MD, has a total student population of 21,138 and is the 95th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 animal behavior schools in Maryland, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Franklin and Marshall College comes out as the most expensive ($28,744/yr), with Delaware State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,378/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Maryland 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 Maryland alone, there are 230 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $91,050. Animal trainers in this state earn $28,070/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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