Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has two veterinary schools within its city limits. International Business College-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 386. It is the 855th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Veterinary students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 580 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $22,940. Veterinarians in this area earn $86,520/yr and there are 340 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.391 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by veterinarians, and 0.662/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 2 veterinary schools in Indianapolis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Business College-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($21,502/yr) for veterinary students, with Harrison College-Northwest as the lowest, reported at only $14,007/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|