Massachusetts contains five schools that offer animal care programs. Mount Ida College, the highest-ranking animal care school in MA, has a total student population of 1,487 and is the 688th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 animal care schools in Massachusetts, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mount Ida College comes out as the most expensive ($26,553/yr), with North Shore Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,134/yr.
Animal Care students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 1,440 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $30,080. Animal control workers in this state earn $35,260/yr and there are 450 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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