Ankeny has a general population of 27,117 and an overall student population of 22,741. Approximately 22,324 of Ankeny's students are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
Ankeny's largest veterinary school is Des Moines Area Community College. In 2010, Des Moines Area Community College graduated approximately 19 students from its veterinary program.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a veterinary degree in Ankeny. If you decide to attend one of Ankeny's veterinary schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,682 per year in instate tuition and $17,132 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a veterinary program in Ankeny. And if you live on campus at one of the Ankeny-based veterinary schools, you will have an added expense of $3,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,380.
If you decide to work as a veterinarian in Ankeny, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 veterinarians in Iowa were working in the greater Ankeny area. The number of veterinarians in Ankeny is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
As a veterinarian in Ankeny, you can expect to make an average salary of $18,360 per year. This is lower than the average salary for veterinarians in the state.