Illinois contains two schools that offer wildlife programs. Shawnee Community College, the highest-ranking wildlife school in IL, has a total student population of 2,834 and is the 4977th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 wildlife schools in Illinois, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shawnee Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,537/yr), with Southeastern Illinois College as the lowest recorded at only $6,425/yr.
Wildlife students from Illinois 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.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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