Wisconsin contains three schools that offer animal behavior programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking animal behavior school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 animal behavior schools in Wisconsin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Wisconsin-Madison comes out as the most expensive ($15,047/yr), with University of Wisconsin-River Falls as the lowest recorded at only $8,946/yr.
Animal Behavior students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 300 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $58,460. Animal trainers in this state earn $30,940/yr and there are 320 employed.
Also, within the animal behavior schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal behavior, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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