North Carolina contains two schools that offer wildlife programs. Lees-McRae College, the highest-ranking wildlife school in NC, has a total student population of 906 and is the 3566th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 wildlife schools in North Carolina, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lees-McRae College comes out as the most expensive ($14,050/yr), with Haywood Community College as the lowest recorded at only $9,465/yr.
Wildlife students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 380 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $63,270. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $44,740/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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