Tennessee contains four schools that offer wildlife management programs. Sewanee: The University of the South, the highest-ranking wildlife management school in TN, has a total student population of 1,543 and is the 124th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 wildlife management schools in Tennessee, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sewanee: The University of the South comes out as the most expensive ($22,173/yr), with Tennessee Technological University as the lowest recorded at only $9,939/yr.
Wildlife Management students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 110 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $49,060. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $49,540/yr and there are 370 employed.
Also, within the wildlife management schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from wildlife management, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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