Rhode Island contains ten schools that offer animal care programs. University of Connecticut, the highest-ranking animal care school in RI, has a total student population of 25,029 and is the 63rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 animal care schools in Rhode Island, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mount Ida College comes out as the most expensive ($26,553/yr), with Naugatuck Valley Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,596/yr.
Animal Care students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 50 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $21,800. Animal control workers in this state earn $35,920/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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