New Jersey contains three schools that offer wildlife programs. University of Delaware, the highest-ranking wildlife school in NJ, has a total student population of 21,138 and is the 95th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 wildlife schools in New Jersey, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delaware Valley College comes out as the most expensive ($24,579/yr), with Delaware State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,378/yr.
Wildlife students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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