With an overall population of 227,818 and a student population of 51,121, approximately 28,643 of Baton Rouge students attend one of Baton Rouge's schools that offer veterinary programs.
Baton Rouge's largest veterinary school is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Approximately 79 students graduated in 2010 from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College with credentials in veterinary.
In 2010, 79 students graduated with a veterinary degree in Baton Rouge. If you decide to attend one of Baton Rouge's veterinary schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,341 per year in instate tuition and $26,491 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for veterinary related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,738 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,133.
If you decide to work as a veterinarian in Baton Rouge, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 veterinarians in Louisiana were working in the greater Baton Rouge area. By the year 2018, the number of veterinarians is expected to increase by 7% in Baton Rouge. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
As a veterinarian in Baton Rouge, you can expect to make an average salary of $21,400 per year. This is higher than the average salary for veterinarians in the state.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-2750