Connecticut contains two schools that offer wildlife programs. University of Massachusetts Amherst, the highest-ranking wildlife school in CT, has a total student population of 27,016 and is the 842nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 wildlife schools in Connecticut, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Massachusetts Amherst comes out as the most expensive ($14,977/yr), with University of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $14,507/yr.
Wildlife students from Connecticut 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 Connecticut alone, there are 80 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $71,990. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $44,280/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Connecticut, the average student population is 1,939 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 2145 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,319 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,907, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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