Virginia contains two schools that offer animal care programs. Northern Virginia Community College, the highest-ranking animal care school in VA, has a total student population of 46,619 and is the 4565th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 animal care schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northern Virginia Community College comes out as the most expensive ($5,953/yr), with Blue Ridge Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,533/yr.
Animal Care students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 3,770 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $21,490. Animal control workers in this state earn $34,440/yr and there are 500 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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