Oregon contains four schools that offer animal care programs. Apollo College-Portland Inc, the highest-ranking animal care school in OR, has a total student population of 1,990 and is the 1540th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 animal care schools in Oregon, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Apollo College-Portland Inc comes out as the most expensive ($21,132/yr), with Linn-Benton Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,982/yr.
Animal Care students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 1,340 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $23,250. Animal control workers in this state earn $38,900/yr and there are 100 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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