Massachusetts contains five schools that offer veterinary programs. Mount Ida College, the highest-ranking veterinary school in MA, has a total student population of 1,487 and is the 688th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 veterinary schools in Massachusetts, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mount Ida College comes out as the most expensive ($26,553/yr), with North Shore Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,134/yr.
Veterinary students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 1,440 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $30,080. Veterinarians in this state earn $85,930/yr and there are 1,310 employed.
Also, within the veterinary schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from veterinary, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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