Arizona contains four schools that offer wildlife programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking wildlife school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 wildlife schools in Arizona, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Prescott College comes out as the most expensive ($25,284/yr), with Eastern Arizona College as the lowest recorded at only $7,578/yr.
Wildlife students from Arizona 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 Arizona alone, there are 380 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $52,310. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $"*"/yr and there are 220 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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