Oklahoma contains four schools that offer animal behavior programs. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in OK, has a total student population of 25,881 and is the 919th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 animal behavior schools in Oklahoma, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Nazarene University comes out as the most expensive ($15,074/yr), with Oklahoma Panhandle State University as the lowest recorded at only $5,434/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma alone, there are 50 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $50,730. Animal trainers in this state earn $23,620/yr and there are 280 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Oklahoma, the average student population is 1,754 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 4305 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,424 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,600, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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