Pennsylvania contains five schools that offer wildlife programs. Delaware Valley College, the highest-ranking wildlife school in PA, has a total student population of 2,266 and is the 500th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 wildlife schools in Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Dubois as the lowest recorded at only $12,479/yr.
Wildlife students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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