Pennsylvania contains twelve schools that offer animal care programs. Johnson College, the highest-ranking animal care school in PA, has a total student population of 411 and is the 302nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 animal care schools in Pennsylvania, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown Institute comes out as the most expensive ($29,176/yr), with Lehigh Carbon Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,375/yr.
Animal Care students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 2,940 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $23,910. Animal control workers in this state earn $33,030/yr and there are 280 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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