Alabama contains three schools that offer veterinary programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking veterinary school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 veterinary schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tuskegee University comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr), with Jefferson State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,192/yr.
Veterinary students from Alabama schools who go on to become veterinarians, animal trainers, dog trainers, veterinary technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 54,130 people working as veterinarians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,110. 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. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 1,310 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $19,810. Veterinarians in this state earn $75,810/yr and there are 800 employed.
Also, within the veterinary schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from veterinary, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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