North Carolina contains nine schools that offer animal care programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking animal care school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 animal care schools in North Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Duke University comes out as the most expensive ($22,519/yr), with North Carolina A & T State University as the lowest recorded at only $5,860/yr.
Animal Care students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 3,010 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $22,450. Animal control workers in this state earn $30,510/yr and there are 600 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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