Michigan contains twelve schools that offer animal care programs. Northern Michigan University, the highest-ranking animal care school in MI, has a total student population of 9,428 and is the 2122nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 animal care schools in Michigan, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baker College of Cadillac comes out as the most expensive ($12,556/yr), with Wayne County Community College District as the lowest recorded at only $3,274/yr.
Animal Care students from Michigan 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 Michigan alone, there are 2,660 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $23,000. Animal control workers in this state earn $35,770/yr and there are 300 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Michigan, the average student population is 3,208 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 6233 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,809 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,088, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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