Valdosta, GA (population: 50,660) has one wildlife school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has a total student population of 3,327. It is the 3870th highest ranked school in the USA and the 83rd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Wildlife students from Valdosta 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.
Valdosta lies in Lowndes county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Valdosta area has 53,240 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $15/hr average worker wage, and a $31,640 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College ends up costing a student $7,103/yr.