North Carolina contains seven schools that offer veterinary programs. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest-ranking veterinary school in NC, has a total student population of 33,819 and is the 70th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 veterinary schools in North Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lees-McRae College comes out as the most expensive ($14,050/yr), with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,538/yr.
Veterinary students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 3,010 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $22,450. Veterinarians in this state earn $93,350/yr and there are 1,740 employed.
Also, within the veterinary schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from veterinary, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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