Norfolk has a total population of 23,516 and a student population of 5,205. Of these students, 5,205 are enrolled in schools that offer veterinary programs.
The largest veterinary school in Norfolk, by student population, is Northeast Community College. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from Northeast Community College with credentials in veterinary.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a veterinary degree in Norfolk. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,725 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Norfolk veterinary schools was an average of $11,244 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,080 for veterinary related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,194 per year, on average, for room and board at Norfolk-based veterinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,811.
Many veterinary graduates choose to work as veterinarians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Norfolk, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 veterinarians in Nebraska were working in the greater Norfolk area. The number of veterinarians in Norfolk is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for veterinarians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a veterinarian in Norfolk is $62,280 per year, which is higher than the average for veterinarians state-wide.