San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has two animal behavior schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas State University-San Marcos, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal behavior program, has a total student population of 30,803. It is the 204th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Animal Behavior students from San Antonio 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.
San Antonio lies in Bexar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Antonio area has 837,030 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.25/hr average worker wage, and a $37,970 average annual salary.
Of the 2 animal behavior schools with a 100-mile radius of San Antonio, only 1 has 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) for animal behavior students, with Texas State University-San Marcos as the lowest, reported at only $9,816/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Antonio|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||83.3 miles|