Texas contains 35 schools that offer dog training programs. Texas Tech University, the highest-ranking dog training school in TX, has a total student population of 30,049 and is the 150th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 35 dog training schools in Texas, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($35,844/yr), with Lamar State College-Orange as the lowest recorded at only $2,546/yr.
Dog Training students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 4,910 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $21,560. Animal trainers in this state earn $33,700/yr and there are 600 employed.
Also, within the dog training schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from dog training, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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