Hawaii contains six schools that offer dog training programs. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest-ranking dog training school in HI, has a total student population of 20,435 and is the 282nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 dog training schools in Hawaii, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,566/yr), with Kauai Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,452/yr.
Dog Training students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 270 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $22,570. Animal trainers in this state earn $25,200/yr and there are 100 employed.
Also, within the dog training schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dog training, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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