Mississippi contains nine schools that offer veterinary programs. East Central Community College, the highest-ranking veterinary school in MS, has a total student population of 2,639 and is the 3955th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 veterinary schools in Mississippi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Holmes Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,974/yr), with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,877/yr.
Veterinary students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 650 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $19,050. Veterinarians in this state earn $79,100/yr and there are 460 employed.
Also, within the veterinary schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from veterinary, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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