California contains 26 schools that offer animal care programs. University of California-Davis, the highest-ranking animal care school in CA, has a total student population of 31,247 and is the 41st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 26 animal care schools in California, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Career College-Pleasant Hill comes out as the most expensive ($25,515/yr), with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest recorded at only $2,897/yr.
Animal Care students from California 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 California alone, there are 7,200 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $29,130. Animal control workers in this state earn $46,130/yr and there are 2,170 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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