South Carolina contains six schools that offer animal care programs. Clemson University, the highest-ranking animal care school in SC, has a total student population of 19,111 and is the 86th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 animal care schools in South Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Newberry College comes out as the most expensive ($16,984/yr), with Tri-County Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $6,909/yr.
Animal Care students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 600 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $22,720. Animal control workers in this state earn $28,370/yr and there are 250 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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