Iowa contains four schools that offer veterinary technician programs. Des Moines Area Community College, the highest-ranking veterinary technician school in IA, has a total student population of 22,324 and is the 4023rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 veterinary technician schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kirkwood Community College comes out as the most expensive ($11,037/yr), with Iowa Western Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,974/yr.
Veterinary Technician students from Iowa schools who go on to become veterinary technicians, veterinarians, veterinarian assistants, veterinary scientistss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,200 people working as veterinary technologists and technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $30,580. Also, Veterinarians make on average $90,110 per year and there are about 54,130 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 670 employed veterinarians earning an average yearly salary of $64,990. Veterinary technologists and technicians in this state earn $29,390/yr and there are 570 employed.
Also, within the veterinary technician schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from veterinary technician, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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