Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has three veterinary schools within its city limits. Oral Roberts University, the highest ranked school in the city with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 3,140. It is the 2440th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Veterinary students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 400 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $20,100. Veterinarians in this area earn $88,150/yr and there are 150 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.352 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by veterinarians, and 0.953/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 3 veterinary schools in Tulsa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oral Roberts University comes out as the most expensive ($18,078/yr) for veterinary students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|