Minnesota contains twelve schools that offer animal care programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking animal care school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 animal care schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($24,850/yr), with Ridgewater College as the lowest recorded at only $9,046/yr.
Animal Care students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 1,040 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $23,920. Animal control workers in this state earn $40,560/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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