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2022 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

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503

Graduates Per Year

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$59K

Average Salary

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#280

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

503

92% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

25

87% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

279

Manufacturing Engineering

506

280

Veterinary Technology

503

281

Recording Arts Technology

502

Cost

Affordable

$18,934

41% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

359

Computational Science

$18,965

360

Veterinary Technology

$18,934

361

Military Technologies

$18,910

Salary

Average Salary

$34,420

11% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

204

Environmental Studies

$34,518

205

Veterinary Technology

$34,420

206

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services

$34,420

Professors

Very Bad

3.7/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

301

Architectural Technology

302

Veterinary Technology

303

Landscape Architecture

Students

Not Diverse

2.5/5

31.48% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

378

Italian Studies

379

Veterinary Technology

380

Chemistry Teacher Education

SUMMARY

Going to school for Veterinary Technology is a valuable choice and frequently a necessary first step for students seeking to pursue a career as a veterinarian, an animal insurance executive, or a veterinary software solution specialist. Interestingly, veterinary technology is an uncommon degree being the 280th most popular area of study. Last year, there were 503 veterinary technology diplomas received. In-state tuition for veterinary technology at private institutions is, on average, 3 times more pricey than their public peers.

With only 25 universities offering this degree there could be a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other veterinary technology undergraduates, consider institutions in Kentucky which have more undergraduates admitted to veterinary technology than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to major in veterinary technology is in the Southeast region with Morehead State University, Murray State University, and Mississippi State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study veterinary technology is the Ohio Valley Conference with Morehead State University representing the conference. Based on our extensive list of the best colleges, our selection for the best college for veterinary technology is Purdue University-Main Campus.

The overall best school does not have to be the 'best' school for every student. There can be a bunch of facets to think about when deciding on school. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might affect your thoughts on where to go to college. Here at Authority, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which veterinary technology college is home to the best campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If you are very interested in which school is home to the finest campus, then we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more to evaluate every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life and our choice of the school with the best student life for veterinary technology is Michigan State University. Are you curious why? Keep reading to find out more about our top recommendations. Some of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If cost is a primary deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Michigan State University. Michigan State University is the most expensive university for veterinary technology, at least for out of state students. We have a list of the most expensive colleges that might put the cost of Michigan State University into perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that veterinary technology is the 360th most expensive program in the US, with an average bill of $18,900. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for veterinary technology nationally is Michigan demonstrated by a tuition of $40,384 at the main college in the state Michigan State University. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for veterinary technology is the Great Lakes region which is best demonstrated with Michigan State University with a cost of $40,384, and Purdue University-Main Campus with a cost of $28,010.

Our cheapest region for veterinary technology is the Plains region which is represented by North Dakota State University-Main Campus with a cost of $12,413. More optimistically, the most affordable college for veterinary technology is St Petersburg College. Our entire list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $9,100 for a degree in veterinary technology. The cost inflates substantially to an average of $21,400 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our choice for the school with the best value for veterinary technology: Purdue University-Main Campus. Here you will see our comprehensive list of the universities we see as being the best value overall. That being said, this discussion is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for veterinary technology majors can cover a wide range, but two-years after leaving college graduates will regularly earn in the neighborhood of $59,100. While there is a lot of variation in earnings; top earners can rake in up to $147,100. Even straight out of school, the lowest end jobs within the veterinary technology field make $23,100, which isn't that bad. The highest earning graduates from veterinary technology graduated from Purdue University-Main Campus and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of veterinary technology ranks quite poor, being within only the 4th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the most composite diversity for veterinary technology is Mercy College and here you can find our general list of the colleges with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Veterinary Technology major ranks only in the 37th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 10th percentile. White students compose the largest share at 79% of scholars studying veterinary technology. Additionally, 95% of scholars seeking a veterinary technology major are women.

The median ranking of veterinary technology professors is 3.7 stars, a rating which is 7% less than the median for every major; this is a subpar ranking. If you are curious about the most popular veterinary technology instructor nationally, look no further than Minh Trang Nguyen from University of Georgia. This may surprise you, but the best rated professors of veterinary technology from student rankings are found at University of Georgia. If we incorporate data other than simply rankings we find that the college possessing the best professors for veterinary technology is Purdue University-Main Campus. One can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the best examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for veterinary technology is Lincoln Memorial University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that considering the higher education world with a perspective mainly formed from superlatives could cause issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different schools and explore a couple of Authority's insightful background pages on beneficial things to look out for as you progress with your university search.

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University of Massachusetts-Amherst

#1 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a very large public university located in Amherst, MA ranked 30th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 26,700 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.8% of applicants. University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 304 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Pre-Veterinary Studies, and Exercise Physiology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,791 for students from Massachusetts and $35,112 for those from out-of-state, University of Massachusetts-Amherst is reasonably expensive. 35.25% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Amherst, MA

www.umass.edu

B+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

35,116

Students

#322

Ranking

$35,112

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#2 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

Michigan State University

#3 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

Mississippi State University

#4 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

Mississippi State University is a very large public university located in Mississippi State, MS ranked 3rd in Mississippi. It has a total of 19,952 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.86% of applicants. Mississippi State University offers 174 different majors and is best known for its Business Teacher Education, Veterinary Technology, and Agricultural Production Operations programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,800 for in-state students and $23,840 for those from out-of-state, Mississippi State University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 51.18% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn about $40,200 per year, which is 3% below the national median.

Mississippi State, MS

https://www.msstate.edu

B

Rating

54%

Acceptance

24,251

Students

#475

Ranking

$23,840

Tuition

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

#5 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is a very large public college located in Pomona, CA ranked 42nd in California. It has a total of 26,549 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.59% acceptance rate. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Landscape Architecture, Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Manufacturing Engineering programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is moderately priced. 67.5% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $54,000 per year, which is 30% greater than the national median.

Pomona, CA

www.cpp.edu

B+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

28,547

Students

#355

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Lincoln Memorial University

#6 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

Lincoln Memorial University is a small private college located in Harrogate, TN ranked 11th in Tennessee. It has a total of 2,177 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting more or less 1/2 of applicants. Lincoln Memorial University offers 69 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Conservation Biology, and Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $22,200 per year, Lincoln Memorial University is reasonably expensive. 58.71% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home roughly $38,200 per year, which is 8% less than the national median.

Harrogate, TN

www.lmunet.edu

C+

Rating

50%

Acceptance

5,587

Students

#709

Ranking

$22,200

Tuition

Murray State University

#7 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

Murray State University is a mid-sized public institution located in Murray, KY ranked 11th in Kentucky. It has a total of 8,861 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 82.39% of applicants. Murray State University offers 126 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering Technologies, Veterinary Technology, and Quality Control and Safety Technologies programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,968 for students from Kentucky and $23,592 for those from out-of-state, Murray State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 47.9% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $37,100 per year, which is 11% below the national median.

Murray, KY

www.murraystate.edu

C

Rating

82%

Acceptance

10,714

Students

#1400

Ranking

$23,592

Tuition

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

#11 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

North Dakota State University-Main Campus is a large public university located in Fargo, ND ranked 3rd in North Dakota. It has a total of 11,852 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.56% of applicants. North Dakota State University-Main Campus offers 260 different majors and is best known for its Biology Teacher Education, Home Economics Teacher Education, and Veterinary Technology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,275 for in-state students and $12,413 for those from out-of-state, North Dakota State University-Main Campus is pretty inexpensive. 55.35% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home about $48,200 per year, which is 16% greater than the national median.

Fargo, ND

https://www.ndsu.edu

C+

Rating

94%

Acceptance

14,503

Students

#911

Ranking

$12,413

Tuition

Becker College

#13 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

Becker College is a small private college located in Worcester, MA ranked 72nd in Massachusetts. It has a total of 2,142 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a shade south of 7/10ths of applicants. Becker College offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Veterinary Studies, Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, and Veterinary Technology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,300 per year, Becker College is rather expensive. 26.36% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make near $43,800 per year, which is 5% over the national median.

Worcester, MA

www.becker.edu

C

Rating

70%

Acceptance

2,160

Students

#1577

Ranking

$36,300

Tuition

Morehead State University

#14 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

Morehead State University is a mid-sized public college located in Morehead, KY ranked 24th in Kentucky. It has a total of 10,306 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting about seven out of nine applicants. Morehead State University offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Health Teacher Education, and Radiation Therapy programs (nationally ranked 14th, 22nd, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,970 for in-state students and $13,556 for those from out-of-state, Morehead State University is pretty cheap. 43.02% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make about $33,100 per year, which is 20% below the national median.

Morehead, KY

https://www.moreheadstate.edu

C-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

11,462

Students

#2000

Ranking

$13,556

Tuition

St Petersburg College

#15 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

St Petersburg College is a very large public associates college located in Clearwater, FL ranked 98th in Florida. It has a total of 38,528 full-time undergraduate students. St Petersburg College offers 120 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Legal Support Services, and Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services programs (nationally ranked 15th, 23rd, and 29th respectively). With an annual tuition of $1,943 for in-state students and $7,774 for those from out-of-state, St Petersburg College is quite cheap. 25.58% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $32,900 per year, which is 21% under the national median.

Clearwater, FL

www.spcollege.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

38,528

Students

#2126

Ranking

$7,774

Tuition

Tarleton State University

#16 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

Tarleton State University is a large public college located in Stephenville, TX ranked 60th in Texas. It has a total of 12,758 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a tad above 55.5% of applicants. Tarleton State University offers 107 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, and Agriculture programs (nationally ranked 16th, 23rd, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,526 for in-state students and $14,296 for those from out-of-state, Tarleton State University is reasonably priced. 44.89% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make roughly $42,500 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Stephenville, TX

www.tarleton.edu

C

Rating

56%

Acceptance

15,191

Students

#1308

Ranking

$14,296

Tuition

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

#17 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

Texas A & M University-Kingsville is a mid-sized public university located in Kingsville, TX ranked 89th in Texas. It has a total of 7,821 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.26% of applicants. Texas A & M University-Kingsville offers 97 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Architectural Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering programs (nationally ranked 17th, 20th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,801 for students from Texas and $18,191 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-Kingsville is reasonably priced. 42.7% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn around $42,600 per year, which is 3% over the national median.

Kingsville, TX

https://WWW.TAMUK.EDU

C

Rating

77%

Acceptance

9,764

Students

#1707

Ranking

$18,191

Tuition

Fort Valley State University

#18 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

Fort Valley State University is a small historically black public institution located in Fort Valley, GA ranked 67th in Georgia. It has a total of 2,581 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.81% acceptance rate. Fort Valley State University offers 53 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Horticultural Science, and Human Sciences programs (nationally ranked 18th, 22nd, and 30th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,064 for students from Georgia and $14,786 for those from out-of-state, Fort Valley State University is reasonably priced. 28.32% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $30,900 per year, which is 26% under the national median.

Fort Valley, GA

www.fvsu.edu

D

Rating

52%

Acceptance

3,049

Students

#2783

Ranking

$14,786

Tuition

University of Maine at Augusta

#19 Best Colleges for Veterinary Technology

University of Maine at Augusta is a small public institution located in Augusta, ME ranked 23rd in Maine. It has a total of 5,515 full-time undergraduate students. University of Maine at Augusta offers 51 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology and Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services programs, which are respectively ranked 19th and 34th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $7,170 for students from Maine and $17,340 for those from out-of-state, University of Maine at Augusta is reasonably priced. 22.47% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate around $27,700 per year, which is 33% less than the national median.

Augusta, ME

www.uma.edu/

F

Rating

100%

Acceptance

5,515

Students

#3058

Ranking

$17,340

Tuition