Arkansas contains three schools that offer animal care programs. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking animal care school in AR, has a total student population of 12,156 and is the 462nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 animal care schools in Arkansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arkansas Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($10,892/yr), with Arkansas State University-Beebe as the lowest recorded at only $6,687/yr.
Animal Care students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 800 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $20,660. Animal control workers in this state earn $26,670/yr and there are 220 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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