Texas contains sixteen schools that offer animal behavior programs. Texas Tech University, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in TX, has a total student population of 30,049 and is the 150th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 animal behavior schools in Texas, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($22,489/yr), with Odessa College as the lowest recorded at only $4,063/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 840 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $45,710. Animal trainers in this state earn $33,700/yr and there are 600 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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