Pennsylvania contains four schools that offer animal behavior programs. Delaware Valley College, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in PA, has a total student population of 2,266 and is the 500th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 animal behavior schools in Pennsylvania, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Franklin and Marshall College comes out as the most expensive ($28,744/yr), with Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus as the lowest recorded at only $19,056/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 180 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $57,710. Animal trainers in this state earn $26,800/yr and there are 350 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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