New Orleans, Louisiana has 2 veterinary schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in veterinary. With an overall population of 484,674 and a student population of 59,719, approximately 28,222 of New Orleans students attend one of New Orleans's schools that offer veterinary programs.
Delgado Community College is the largest veterinary school in New Orleans, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Veterinary program at Delgado Community College.
A reported 28 students graduated with credentials in veterinary in New Orleans in 2010. If you decide to attend a veterinary school in New Orleans, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $21,525.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a veterinary program in New Orleans. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,520 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,374.
After graduating with your credentials in veterinary, if you decide to work as a veterinarian in New Orleans, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 veterinarians in Louisiana were working in the greater New Orleans area. The number of veterinarians in New Orleans is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
As a veterinarian in New Orleans, you can expect to make an average salary of $22,680 per year. This is higher than the average salary for veterinarians in the state.
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