With an overall population of 85,013 and a student population of 9,273, approximately 5,829 of Sioux City students attend one of Sioux City's schools that offer veterinary programs.
Western Iowa Tech Community College is the largest veterinary school in Sioux City, based on student population. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from Western Iowa Tech Community College with credentials in veterinary.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in veterinary from veterinary schools in Sioux City in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Sioux City's veterinary schools was $12,845 per year for instate students and $13,385 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $960 for veterinary related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,977 per year, on average, for room and board at Sioux City-based veterinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,745.
If you plan on staying in Sioux City after graduating from veterinary school, you should know that job prospects for veterinarians in Sioux City, which is the most popular veterinary profession, are good. In 2010, there were 620 veterinarians in Iowa. Of these veterinarians, 90 were working in the greater Sioux City area. The government projects that the number of veterinarians in Sioux City will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
As a veterinarian in Sioux City, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,320 per year. This is higher than the average salary for veterinarians in the state.