Massachusetts contains three schools that offer wildlife management programs. University of Massachusetts Amherst, the highest-ranking wildlife management school in MA, has a total student population of 27,016 and is the 842nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 wildlife management schools in Massachusetts, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($16,600/yr), with University of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $14,507/yr.
Wildlife Management students from Massachusetts schools who go on to become wildlife managers, foresters, fish and wildlife biologists, area foresters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 7,530 people working as fish and game wardens alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $54,950. 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 330 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $66,650. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $43,820/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the wildlife management schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from wildlife management, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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