Maryland contains two schools that offer wildlife management programs. Frostburg State University, the highest-ranking wildlife management school in MD, has a total student population of 5,385 and is the 446th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 wildlife management schools in Maryland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Frostburg State University comes out as the most expensive ($10,954/yr), with Garrett College as the lowest recorded at only $8,277/yr.
Wildlife Management students from Maryland 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 Maryland alone, there are 230 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $91,050. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $67,430/yr and there are 150 employed.
Also, within the wildlife management schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from wildlife management, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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