Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has two wildlife schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Delaware, the highest ranked school in this group with a wildlife program, has a total student population of 21,138. It is the 95th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Wildlife students from Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 60 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $71,940. Fish and game wardens in this area earn $69,010/yr and there are 150 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.117 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by fish and game wardens, and 0.049/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 2 wildlife schools with a 100-mile radius of Baltimore, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Delaware comes out as the most expensive ($12,929/yr) for wildlife students, with Delaware State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,378/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|