Minnesota contains three schools that offer wildlife programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking wildlife school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 wildlife schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($14,061/yr), with Vermilion Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,415/yr.
Wildlife students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 660 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $54,110. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $52,470/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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