Ohio contains nineteen schools that offer animal care programs. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking animal care school in OH, has a total student population of 55,014 and is the 33rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 animal care schools in Ohio, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ohio Wesleyan University comes out as the most expensive ($24,993/yr), with Columbus State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,330/yr.
Animal Care students from Ohio 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 Ohio alone, there are 2,820 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $21,390. Animal control workers in this state earn $32,300/yr and there are 400 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Ohio, the average student population is 1,976 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 8695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,681 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,978, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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