Iowa contains one school that offers wildlife programs. Iowa State University has a total student population of 27,945 and is the 815th highest ranked school in America.
Wildlife students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 120 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $55,180. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $49,420/yr and there are 140 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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