New Mexico contains three schools that offer animal behavior programs. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in NM, has a total student population of 18,526 and is the 396th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 animal behavior schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mesalands Community College comes out as the most expensive ($12,206/yr), with Western New Mexico University as the lowest recorded at only $8,659/yr.
Animal Behavior students from New Mexico 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.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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