Arizona contains four schools that offer wildlife biology programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking wildlife biology school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 wildlife biology schools in Arizona, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Prescott College comes out as the most expensive ($25,284/yr), with Eastern Arizona College as the lowest recorded at only $7,578/yr.
Wildlife Biology students from Arizona schools who go on to become wildlife biologists, wildlife managers, wildlife workers, fish and wildlife biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 17,460 people working as zoologists and wildlife biologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $60,670. Also, Foresters make on average $55,220 per year and there are about 10,230 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arizona alone, there are 160 employed foresters earning an average yearly salary of $47,220. Zoologists and wildlife biologists in this state earn $52,310/yr and there are 380 employed.
Also, within the wildlife biology schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from wildlife biology, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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