Texas contains ten schools that offer wildlife management programs. Texas Tech University, the highest-ranking wildlife management school in TX, has a total student population of 30,049 and is the 150th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 wildlife management 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 Management students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 840 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $45,710. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $48,950/yr and there are 450 employed.
Also, within the wildlife management schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from wildlife management, 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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