Texas contains ten schools that offer wildlife biology programs. Texas Tech University, the highest-ranking wildlife biology school in TX, has a total student population of 30,049 and is the 150th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 wildlife biology schools in Texas, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tarleton State University comes out as the most expensive ($13,351/yr), with Southwest Texas Junior College as the lowest recorded at only $3,303/yr.
Wildlife Biology students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 140 employed foresters earning an average yearly salary of $57,520. Zoologists and wildlife biologists in this state earn $45,710/yr and there are 840 employed.
Also, within the wildlife biology schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from wildlife biology, 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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