Wisconsin contains three schools that offer wildlife programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking wildlife school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 wildlife schools in Wisconsin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northland College comes out as the most expensive ($19,537/yr), with University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as the lowest recorded at only $9,238/yr.
Wildlife students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 300 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average yearly salary of $58,460. Fish and game wardens in this state earn $51,690/yr and there are 150 employed.
Also, within the wildlife schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from wildlife, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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