Georgia contains four schools that offer veterinary programs. Fort Valley State University, the highest-ranking veterinary school in GA, has a total student population of 3,553 and is the 3675th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 veterinary schools in Georgia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Athens Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($14,421/yr), with Gwinnett Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $6,073/yr.
Veterinary students from Georgia 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 Georgia alone, there are 770 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $22,560. Veterinarians in this state earn $81,080/yr and there are 1,510 employed.
Also, within the veterinary schools in Georgia, the average student population is 2,956 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from veterinary, there are 5022 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,057, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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