Washington contains three schools that offer wildlife programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking wildlife school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 wildlife schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,311/yr), with Spokane Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,422/yr.
Wildlife students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 1,920 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $64,500. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $60,290/yr and there are 100 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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