Missouri contains five schools that offer animal behavior programs. University of Missouri-Columbia, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in MO, has a total student population of 31,237 and is the 820th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 animal behavior schools in Missouri, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Missouri-Columbia comes out as the most expensive ($15,080/yr), with Crowder College as the lowest recorded at only $6,120/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 320 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $50,180. Animal trainers in this state earn $29,530/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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