Illinois contains eleven schools that offer animal care programs. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the highest-ranking animal care school in IL, has a total student population of 43,881 and is the 655th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 animal care schools in Illinois, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Olivet Nazarene University comes out as the most expensive ($19,517/yr), with John A Logan College as the lowest recorded at only $2,714/yr.
Animal Care students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 2,400 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $24,450. Animal control workers in this state earn $33,160/yr and there are 610 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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