New Jersey contains three schools that offer veterinary programs. County College of Morris, the highest-ranking veterinary school in NJ, has a total student population of 8,798 and is the 5105th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 veterinary schools in New Jersey, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bergen Community College comes out as the most expensive ($4,688/yr), with Camden County College as the lowest recorded at only $3,258/yr.
Veterinary students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 1,550 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $24,950. Veterinarians in this state earn $117,170/yr and there are 1,350 employed.
Also, within the veterinary schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from veterinary, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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