Oklahoma contains ten schools that offer animal care programs. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, the highest-ranking animal care school in OK, has a total student population of 25,881 and is the 919th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 animal care schools in Oklahoma, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meridian Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($15,852/yr), with Oklahoma Panhandle State University as the lowest recorded at only $5,434/yr.
Animal Care students from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma alone, there are 1,080 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $20,430. Animal control workers in this state earn $26,190/yr and there are 350 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Oklahoma, the average student population is 1,754 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 4305 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,424 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,600, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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