Mississippi contains three schools that offer wildlife programs. East Central Community College, the highest-ranking wildlife school in MS, has a total student population of 2,639 and is the 3955th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 wildlife schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Holmes Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,974/yr), with East Central Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,353/yr.
Wildlife students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 200 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $60,520. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $28,430/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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