College Station, TX (population: 90,406) has seven animal care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with an animal care program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Animal Care students from College Station 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.
College Station lies in Brazos county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the College Station-Bryan area has 91,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,620 average annual salary.
Of the 7 animal care schools with a 100-mile radius of College Station, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradford School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($19,052/yr) for animal care students, with Lone Star College System as the lowest, reported at only $4,793/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from College Station|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||40.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||57.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||84.9 miles|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||90.8 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||91.3 miles|