Idaho contains six schools that offer animal care programs. University of Idaho, the highest-ranking animal care school in ID, has a total student population of 11,957 and is the 243rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 animal care schools in Idaho, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Idaho comes out as the most expensive ($13,222/yr), with College of Southern Idaho as the lowest recorded at only $5,559/yr.
Animal Care students from Idaho 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 Idaho alone, there are 370 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $20,500. Animal control workers in this state earn $29,500/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Idaho, the average student population is 3,285 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 1173 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,807 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,022, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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