Shreveport, LA (population: 204,311) has two veterinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern State University of Louisiana, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 9,247. It is the 3214th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Veterinary students from Shreveport 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.
Shreveport lies in Caddo county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Shreveport-Bossier City area has 173,610 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary.
Of the 2 veterinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Shreveport, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern State University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($7,707/yr) for veterinary students, with Angelina College as the lowest, reported at only $4,937/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Shreveport|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||8.9 miles|