Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one wildlife school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arkansas State University-Main Campus has a total student population of 12,156. It is the 462nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Wildlife students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas State University-Main Campus ends up costing a student $9,497/yr.