Virginia contains 36 schools that offer wildlife management programs. University of Georgia, the highest-ranking wildlife management school in VA, has a total student population of 34,885 and is the 38th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 36 wildlife management schools in Virginia, only 15 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delaware Valley College comes out as the most expensive ($24,579/yr), with Southeastern Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $4,291/yr.
Wildlife Management students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 230 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $56,670. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $45,870/yr and there are 220 employed.
Also, within the wildlife management schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from wildlife management, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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