Missouri contains eleven schools that offer animal care programs. University of Missouri-Columbia, the highest-ranking animal care school in MO, has a total student population of 31,237 and is the 820th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 animal care schools in Missouri, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown College comes out as the most expensive ($22,787/yr), with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods as the lowest recorded at only $2,865/yr.
Animal Care students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 2,080 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $20,130. Animal control workers in this state earn $28,330/yr and there are 270 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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