Florida contains twelve schools that offer animal care programs. University of Florida, the highest-ranking animal care school in FL, has a total student population of 50,691 and is the 615th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 animal care schools in Florida, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Florida Institute of Animal Arts comes out as the most expensive ($18,160/yr), with Sarasota County Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $2,150/yr.
Animal Care students from Florida 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 Florida alone, there are 4,250 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $21,110. Animal control workers in this state earn $33,720/yr and there are 770 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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