Maryland contains five schools that offer dog training programs. Stevenson University, the highest-ranking dog training school in MD, has a total student population of 3,432 and is the 434th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 dog training schools in Maryland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stevenson University comes out as the most expensive ($20,765/yr), with Carroll Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,498/yr.
Dog Training students from Maryland 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 Maryland alone, there are 2,260 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $27,120. Animal trainers in this state earn $28,070/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the dog training schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dog training, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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