Massachusetts contains 20 schools that offer dog training programs. Hampshire College, the highest-ranking dog training school in MA, has a total student population of 1,463 and is the 190th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 dog training schools in Massachusetts, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Blue Hills Regional Technical School comes out as the most expensive ($32,050/yr), with Roxbury Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,654/yr.
Dog Training students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 1,440 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $30,080. Animal trainers in this state earn $30,850/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the dog training schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from dog training, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
Massachusetts Interesting Facts