Kentucky contains five schools that offer ecology programs. Midway College, the highest-ranking ecology school in KY, has a total student population of 1,392 and is the 327th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 ecology schools in Kentucky, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bellarmine University comes out as the most expensive ($22,020/yr), with Morehead State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,053/yr.
Ecology students from Kentucky schools who go on to become ecologists, biologists, environmental scientists, scientists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Zoologists and wildlife biologists make on average $60,670 per year and there are about 17,460 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the ecology schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from ecology, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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