North Carolina contains four schools that offer animal behavior programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 animal behavior schools in North Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Duke University comes out as the most expensive ($22,519/yr), with North Carolina A & T State University as the lowest recorded at only $5,860/yr.
Animal Behavior students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 380 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $63,270. Animal trainers in this state earn $26,620/yr and there are 180 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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