Alabama contains four schools that offer animal care programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking animal care school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 animal care schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tuskegee University comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr), with Jefferson State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,192/yr.
Animal Care students from Alabama schools who go on to become animal care supervisors, veterinarians, animal trainers, animal behavioralists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,320 people working as animal control workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,560. Also, Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make on average $23,400 per year and there are about 71,350 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 1,310 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $19,810. Animal control workers in this state earn $27,690/yr and there are 230 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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