Colorado contains nine schools that offer animal care programs. University of Denver, the highest-ranking animal care school in CO, has a total student population of 11,644 and is the 148th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 animal care schools in Colorado, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr), with Colorado Mountain College as the lowest recorded at only $6,996/yr.
Animal Care students from Colorado 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 Colorado alone, there are 690 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $22,160. Animal control workers in this state earn $37,440/yr and there are 240 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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