Montana contains two schools that offer wildlife programs. The University of Montana, the highest-ranking wildlife school in MT, has a total student population of 14,921 and is the 331st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 wildlife schools in Montana, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Montana comes out as the most expensive ($12,641/yr), with Montana State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,654/yr.
Wildlife students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 380 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $56,990. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $42,420/yr and there are 90 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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