Council Bluffs has a general population of 58,268 and an overall student population of 6,494. Approximately 6,100 of Council Bluffs's students are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
The largest veterinary school in Council Bluffs, by student population, is Iowa Western Community College. In 2010, Iowa Western Community College graduated approximately 18 students with credentials in veterinary.
A total of 18 students graduated with credentials in veterinary from veterinary schools in Council Bluffs in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Council Bluffs's veterinary schools was $13,782 per year for instate students and $13,932 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $940 for veterinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,320 per year, on average, for room and board at Council Bluffs-based veterinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,706.
If you decide to work as a veterinarian in Council Bluffs, your job prospects are good. There were 1,490 veterinarians working in Iowa and 580 working in the greater Council Bluffs area in 2010. Council Bluffs's veterinarian workforce is projected to increase by 18% 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 Council Bluffs is $19,570 per year, which is higher than the average for veterinarians state-wide.