Tennessee contains four schools that offer animal behavior programs. Hiwassee College, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in TN, has a total student population of 138 and is the 755th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 animal behavior schools in Tennessee, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Union University comes out as the most expensive ($19,100/yr), with Hiwassee College as the lowest recorded at only $5,858/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 110 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $49,060. Animal trainers in this state earn $34,250/yr and there are 150 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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