Missouri contains three schools that offer wildlife programs. Missouri State University, the highest-ranking wildlife school in MO, has a total student population of 20,371 and is the 1161st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 wildlife schools in Missouri, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Missouri State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,512/yr), with Northwest Missouri State University as the lowest recorded at only $9,471/yr.
Wildlife students from Missouri 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 Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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