Lincoln, NE (population: 257,612) has one animal care school within its city limits. University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Animal Care students from Lincoln 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.
Lincoln lies in Lancaster county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Lincoln area has 161,980 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.14/hr average worker wage, and a $37,730 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ends up costing a student $12,519/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lincoln|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||52.2 miles|
|Grand Island||NE||47,293||1||18.9094||48||88.1 miles|