Michigan contains four schools that offer wildlife programs. Michigan Technological University, the highest-ranking wildlife school in MI, has a total student population of 7,136 and is the 158th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 wildlife schools in Michigan, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Michigan Technological University comes out as the most expensive ($15,430/yr), with Bay de Noc Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,918/yr.
Wildlife students from Michigan 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 Michigan alone, there are 270 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $64,620. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $53,140/yr and there are 240 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Michigan, the average student population is 3,208 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 6233 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,809 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,088, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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