West Lafayette has a total population of 28,778 and a student population of 41,052. Of these students, 41,052 are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
Of the 1 veterinary schools in West Lafayette, the largest veterinary school, by student population, is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 111 students from its veterinary program.
In 2010, 168 students graduated with a veterinary degree from one of West Lafayette's veterinary schools. Tuition in 2009 at West Lafayette's veterinary schools was $20,638 per year for instate students and $37,118 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,220 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a veterinary program in West Lafayette. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
If you decide to work as a veterinarian in West Lafayette, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 43 veterinarians in Indiana were working in the greater West Lafayette area. West Lafayette's veterinarian workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in West Lafayette is $21,920 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for veterinarians.
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