West Virginia contains five schools that offer animal care programs. Carver Career Center, the highest-ranking animal care school in WV, has a total student population of 267 and is the 918th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 animal care schools in West Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pierpont Community and Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,661/yr), with Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology as the lowest recorded at only $2,720/yr.
Animal Care students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 500 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $20,460. Animal control workers in this state earn $22,830/yr and there are 100 employed.
Also, within the animal care schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from animal care, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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