With an overall population of 50,731 and a student population of 28,104, approximately 27,945 of Ames students attend one of Ames's schools that offer veterinary programs.
Iowa State University is the largest veterinary school in Ames, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 149 students graduated from the Veterinary program at Iowa State University.
In 2010, 177 students graduated with a veterinary degree from one of Ames's veterinary schools. If you decide to attend one of Ames's veterinary schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,366 per year in instate tuition and $29,586 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a veterinary program in Ames. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
Many veterinary graduates choose to work as veterinarians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ames, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 20 veterinarians in Iowa were working in the greater Ames area. The number of veterinarians in Ames is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Ames is $28,440 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for veterinarians.