MacAllen, TX (population: 136,555) has two dog training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies, the highest ranked school in this group with a dog training program, has a total student population of 454. It is the 2254th highest ranked school in the USA and the 101st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dog Training students from MacAllen schools who go on to become dog trainers, dog control officers, guide dog instructors, guide dog trainers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,080 people working as animal trainers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $31,080. Also, Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make on average $23,400 per year and there are about 71,350 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 2 dog training schools with a 100-mile radius of MacAllen, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies comes out as the most expensive ($25,905/yr) for dog training students, with Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies as the lowest, reported at only $25,905/yr.
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