Washington contains eleven schools that offer animal care programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking animal care school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 animal care schools in Washington, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,311/yr), with Centralia College as the lowest recorded at only $6,416/yr.
Animal Care students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 1,730 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $24,330. Animal control workers in this state earn $39,530/yr and there are 240 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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