Rhode Island contains four schools that offer animal behavior programs. University of Connecticut, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in RI, has a total student population of 25,029 and is the 63rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 animal behavior schools in Rhode Island, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hampshire College comes out as the most expensive ($28,794/yr), with University of Connecticut as the lowest recorded at only $13,658/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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