Texas contains 26 schools that offer animal care programs. Texas Tech University, the highest-ranking animal care school in TX, has a total student population of 30,049 and is the 150th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 26 animal care schools in Texas, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Abilene Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($21,233/yr), with Palo Alto College as the lowest recorded at only $3,481/yr.
Animal Care students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 4,910 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $21,560. Animal control workers in this state earn $29,520/yr and there are 1,410 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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