Mississippi contains one school that offers animal care programs. Hinds Community College has a total student population of 11,752 and is the 4160th highest ranked school in America.
Animal Care students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 650 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $19,050. Animal control workers in this state earn $23,420/yr and there are 160 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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