Kansas contains three schools that offer animal care programs. Kansas State University, the highest-ranking animal care school in KS, has a total student population of 23,581 and is the 875th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 animal care schools in Kansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kansas State University comes out as the most expensive ($13,354/yr), with Colby Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,131/yr.
Animal Care students from Kansas 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 Kansas alone, there are 1,190 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $21,000. Animal control workers in this state earn $27,380/yr and there are 180 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Kansas, the average student population is 2,160 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 2989 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,054, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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