Ruston has a total population of 20,546 and a student population of 11,282. Of these students, 11,264 are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
Ruston's largest veterinary school is Louisiana Tech University. In 2010, Louisiana Tech University graduated approximately 19 students from its veterinary program.
A reported 19 students graduated with credentials in veterinary in Ruston in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Ruston's veterinary schools was $15,534 per year for instate students and $20,931 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,800 for veterinary related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ruston-based veterinary schools, you will have an added expense of $5,055 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a veterinarian in Ruston, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,480 veterinarians in Louisiana. Of these veterinarians, 90 were working in the greater Ruston area. Ruston's veterinarian workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Ruston is $18,100 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for veterinarians.