Kentucky contains two schools that offer wildlife programs. Murray State University, the highest-ranking wildlife school in KY, has a total student population of 10,071 and is the 1983rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 wildlife schools in Kentucky, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Kentucky University comes out as the most expensive ($10,033/yr), with Murray State University as the lowest recorded at only $9,764/yr.
Wildlife students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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