Louisiana contains five schools that offer veterinary programs. Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes, the highest-ranking veterinary school in LA, has a total student population of 934 and is the 2004th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 veterinary schools in Louisiana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delgado Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,925/yr), with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest recorded at only $1,387/yr.
Veterinary students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 1,240 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $22,760. Veterinarians in this state earn $81,930/yr and there are 530 employed.
Also, within the veterinary schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from veterinary, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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