Kentucky contains three schools that offer veterinary programs. Murray State University, the highest-ranking veterinary school in KY, has a total student population of 10,071 and is the 1983rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 veterinary schools in Kentucky, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Louisville comes out as the most expensive ($16,773/yr), with Morehead State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,053/yr.
Veterinary students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are 1,020 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $20,710. Veterinarians in this state earn $95,020/yr and there are 720 employed.
Also, within the veterinary schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from veterinary, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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