North Carolina contains five schools that offer veterinary assistant programs. Davidson County Community College, the highest-ranking veterinary assistant school in NC, has a total student population of 4,101 and is the 4128th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 veterinary assistant schools in North Carolina, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Davidson County Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,186/yr), with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,538/yr.
Veterinary Assistant students from North Carolina schools who go on to become veterinary assistants, veterinary technicians, veterinarian assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 71,350 people working as veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $23,400. Also, Veterinary technologists and technicians make on average $30,580 per year and there are about 79,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the North Carolina alone, there are 2,570 employed veterinary technologists and technicians earning an average yearly salary of $26,510. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers in this state earn $22,450/yr and there are 3,010 employed.
Also, within the veterinary assistant schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from veterinary assistant, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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