Colorado contains two schools that offer wildlife programs. Colorado State University, the highest-ranking wildlife school in CO, has a total student population of 28,902 and is the 891st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 wildlife schools in Colorado, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,132/yr), with Front Range Community College as the lowest recorded at only $11,071/yr.
Wildlife students from Colorado 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 Colorado alone, there are 560 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $59,300. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $51,800/yr and there are 210 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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