Missouri contains two schools that offer ecology programs. Washington University in St Louis, the highest-ranking ecology school in MO, has a total student population of 13,575 and is the 674th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 ecology schools in Missouri, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington University in St Louis comes out as the most expensive ($28,951/yr), with William Jewell College as the lowest recorded at only $19,123/yr.
Ecology students from Missouri 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. In fact, in the Missouri alone, there are 320 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $50,180. Biological scientists in this state earn $63,230/yr and there are 620 employed.
Also, within the ecology schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from ecology, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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