Wisconsin contains four schools that offer veterinary programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking veterinary school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 veterinary schools in Wisconsin, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northland College comes out as the most expensive ($19,537/yr), with Moraine Park Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $6,870/yr.
Veterinary students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 1,560 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average yearly salary of $22,570. Veterinarians in this state earn $74,680/yr and there are 1,710 employed.
Also, within the veterinary schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from veterinary, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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