Arkansas contains two schools that offer wildlife programs. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking wildlife school in AR, has a total student population of 12,156 and is the 462nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 wildlife schools in Arkansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas State University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($9,497/yr), with University of Arkansas at Monticello as the lowest recorded at only $8,192/yr.
Wildlife students from Arkansas 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. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 230 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $51,500. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $38,310/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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