Idaho contains two schools that offer wildlife programs. University of Idaho, the highest-ranking wildlife school in ID, has a total student population of 11,957 and is the 243rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 wildlife schools in Idaho, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Idaho comes out as the most expensive ($13,222/yr), with Brigham Young University-Idaho as the lowest recorded at only $9,571/yr.
Wildlife students from Idaho 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 Idaho alone, there are 380 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $59,490. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $52,160/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Idaho, the average student population is 3,285 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 1173 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,807 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,022, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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