Wisconsin contains five schools that offer animal care programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking animal care school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 animal care schools in Wisconsin, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Wisconsin-Madison comes out as the most expensive ($15,047/yr), with Moraine Park Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $6,870/yr.
Animal Care students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 1,560 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $22,570. Animal control workers in this state earn $25,350/yr and there are 140 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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