Utah contains five schools that offer animal behavior programs. Brigham Young University, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in UT, has a total student population of 34,130 and is the 719th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 animal behavior schools in Utah, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brigham Young University comes out as the most expensive ($10,978/yr), with College of Eastern Utah as the lowest recorded at only $7,300/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Utah 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 Utah alone, there are 330 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $51,980. Animal trainers in this state earn $28,930/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Utah, the average student population is 3,744 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 2052 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,639 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,769, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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