Fayetteville has a total population of 58,047 and a student population of 20,000. Of these students, 19,849 are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
Fayetteville's largest veterinary school is University of Arkansas. In 2010, approximately 40 students graduated from the Veterinary program at University of Arkansas.
In 2010, 55 students graduated with a veterinary degree from one of Fayetteville's veterinary schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,241 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fayetteville veterinary schools was an average of $27,118 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,082 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a veterinary program in Fayetteville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,732 per year, on average, for room and board at Fayetteville-based veterinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in veterinary, if you decide to work as a veterinarian in Fayetteville, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 1,620 veterinarians in Arkansas. Of these veterinarians, 450 were working in the greater Fayetteville area. The government projects that the number of veterinarians in Fayetteville will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Fayetteville is $17,490 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for veterinarians.