Arizona contains twelve schools that offer animal care programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking animal care school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 animal care schools in Arizona, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College comes out as the most expensive ($54,720/yr), with Pima Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,259/yr.
Animal Care students from Arizona 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 Arizona alone, there are 860 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $20,180. Animal control workers in this state earn $32,080/yr and there are 290 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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