Tennessee contains eight schools that offer animal care programs. Hiwassee College, the highest-ranking animal care school in TN, has a total student population of 138 and is the 755th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 animal care schools in Tennessee, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Union University comes out as the most expensive ($19,100/yr), with Hiwassee College as the lowest recorded at only $5,858/yr.
Animal Care students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 1,740 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $20,900. Animal control workers in this state earn $27,980/yr and there are 350 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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