The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a veterinary technology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,421 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

0% above average compared to other degrees

$ 21,035 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

5% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,176 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

16% below average compared to other degrees

What do veterinary technology graduates earn?

Veterinary technology students make an average of $56,481 per year after graduation. This is 15% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 56,481 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 33% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular veterinary technology schools in the US

There are 46 schools in the US that offer a veterinary technology degree. The veterinary technology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Purdue University-Main Campus, Michigan State University and California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in veterinary technology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Michigan State University$14,460
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona$7,339
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus$18,067
University of Nebraska-Lincoln$8,978
Mississippi State University$8,318
Tuskegee University$22,170
Tarleton State University$7,367
Brigham Young University-Idaho$4,018
Mercy College$18,714

Top US schools for a veterinary technology degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering veterinary technology degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology33%$11,963
Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES33%$null
Fort Valley State University44%$6,658
Carrington College-Citrus Heights44%$null
Carrington College-Sacramento45%$null
Carrington College-San Leandro46%$null
Tuskegee University50%$22,170
Tarleton State University50%$7,367
Carrington College-San Jose51%$null
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona55%$7,339

Cheapest US schools for a veterinary technology degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a veterinary technology degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Cosumnes River College$1,104
Yuba College$1,124
San Diego Mesa College$1,142
Modesto Junior College$1,162
Los Angeles Pierce College$1,220
Santa Rosa Junior College$1,282
Mt San Antonio College$1,349
Allan Hancock College$1,352
College of the Sequoias$1,390
Hartnell College$1,420

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