Nebraska contains four schools that offer animal care programs. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the highest-ranking animal care school in NE, has a total student population of 24,100 and is the 840th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 animal care schools in Nebraska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott College-Spring Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($16,595/yr), with Northeast Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,671/yr.
Animal Care students from Nebraska 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 Nebraska alone, there are 350 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $23,390. Animal control workers in this state earn $31,520/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Nebraska, the average student population is 2,686 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 1891 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,500 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,844, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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