Minnesota contains two schools that offer animal behavior programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 animal behavior schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($14,061/yr), with University of Minnesota-Crookston as the lowest recorded at only $10,842/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 660 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $54,110. Animal trainers in this state earn $36,630/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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