Saint Joseph, MO (population: 76,371) has two animal care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwest Missouri State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal care program, has a total student population of 7,076. It is the 1883rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Animal Care students from Saint Joseph 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.
Of the 2 animal care schools with a 100-mile radius of Saint Joseph, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwest Missouri State University comes out as the most expensive ($9,471/yr) for animal care students, with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods as the lowest, reported at only $2,865/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Saint Joseph|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||45.7 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||46.6 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||59.0 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||62.9 miles|