North Dakota contains three schools that offer wildlife programs. University of North Dakota, the highest-ranking wildlife school in ND, has a total student population of 13,172 and is the 1377th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 wildlife schools in North Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of North Dakota comes out as the most expensive ($13,656/yr), with Minot State University-Bottineau Campus as the lowest recorded at only $10,013/yr.
Wildlife students from North Dakota 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 Dakota alone, there are 90 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $55,700. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $46,180/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in North Dakota, the average student population is 1,960 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 1090 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,086 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,018, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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