California contains 61 schools that offer dog training programs. University of California-Davis, the highest-ranking dog training school in CA, has a total student population of 31,247 and is the 41st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 61 dog training schools in California, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-San Diego comes out as the most expensive ($68,300/yr), with Humboldt State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,623/yr.
Dog Training students from California schools who go on to become dog trainers, dog control officers, guide dog instructors, guide dog trainers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,080 people working as animal trainers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $31,080. 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 California alone, there are 7,200 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $29,130. Animal trainers in this state earn $33,850/yr and there are 1,380 employed.
Also, within the dog training schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dog training, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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