El Reno, OK has seven veterinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 23,033. It is the 1086th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Veterinary students from El Reno 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 260 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $22,230. Veterinarians in this area earn $78,850/yr and there are 370 employed.
El Reno lies in Canadian county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.649 out of every 1000 jobs in El Reno are held by veterinarians, and 0.454/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 7 veterinary schools with a 100-mile radius of El Reno, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meridian Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($15,852/yr) for veterinary students, with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City as the lowest, reported at only $5,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from El Reno|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||25.4 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||33.3 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||94.7 miles|