New Jersey contains four schools that offer animal care programs. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest-ranking animal care school in NJ, has a total student population of 37,366 and is the 55th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 animal care schools in New Jersey, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rutgers University-New Brunswick comes out as the most expensive ($20,693/yr), with Camden County College as the lowest recorded at only $3,258/yr.
Animal Care students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 1,550 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $24,950. Animal control workers in this state earn $36,220/yr and there are 350 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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