Iowa contains four schools that offer veterinary programs. Des Moines Area Community College, the highest-ranking veterinary school in IA, has a total student population of 22,324 and is the 4023rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 veterinary 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 students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 970 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $21,350. Veterinarians in this state earn $64,990/yr and there are 670 employed.
Also, within the veterinary schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from veterinary, 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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