West Virginia contains 21 schools that offer dog training programs. West Liberty State College, the highest-ranking dog training school in WV, has a total student population of 2,651 and is the 643rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 dog training schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, John D Rockefeller IV Career Center comes out as the most expensive ($17,952/yr), with B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing as the lowest recorded at only $1,452/yr.
Dog Training students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 500 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $20,460. Animal trainers in this state earn $27,480/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the dog training schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dog training, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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