Kentucky contains five schools that offer animal care programs. Kentucky Wesleyan College, the highest-ranking animal care school in KY, has a total student population of 876 and is the 566th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 animal care schools in Kentucky, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Louisville comes out as the most expensive ($16,773/yr), with Morehead State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,053/yr.
Animal Care students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are 1,020 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $20,710. Animal control workers in this state earn $23,010/yr and there are 260 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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