Athens, AL has one wildlife school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Sewanee: The University of the South has a total student population of 1,543. It is the 124th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Wildlife students from Athens schools who go on to become wildlife technicians, wildlife biologists, foresters, wildlife managers, 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.
Athens lies in Limestone county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sewanee: The University of the South ends up costing a student $22,173/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Athens|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||98.2 miles|