Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has three animal behavior schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal behavior program, has a total student population of 25,881. It is the 919th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Animal Behavior students from Oklahoma City 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.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary.
Of the 3 animal behavior schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, 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) for animal behavior students, with University of Oklahoma Norman Campus as the lowest, reported at only $11,909/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|