Ocean, NJ has three wildlife schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Delaware, the highest ranked school in this group with a wildlife program, has a total student population of 21,138. It is the 95th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Wildlife students from Ocean 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.
Of the 3 wildlife schools with a 100-mile radius of Ocean, 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) for wildlife students, with Delaware State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,378/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ocean|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||7.7 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||28.2 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||30.8 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||32.6 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||36.8 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||37.0 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||38.4 miles|
|West Atlantic City||NJ||-||1||28.4243||9||41.7 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||41.8 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||43.6 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||44.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||52.5 miles|