Washington contains two schools that offer animal behavior programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 animal behavior schools in Washington, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Washington University comes out as the most expensive ($12,228/yr), with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest recorded at only $8,906/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 1,920 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $64,500. Animal trainers in this state earn $36,080/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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