With an overall population of 155,554 and a student population of 22,879, approximately 9,431 of Chattanooga students attend one of Chattanooga's schools that offer veterinary programs.
Of the 1 veterinary schools in Chattanooga, the largest veterinary school, by student population, is Chattanooga State Community College. In 2010, Chattanooga State Community College graduated approximately 6 students from its veterinary program.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in veterinary from veterinary schools in Chattanooga in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,992 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a veterinary program in Chattanooga.
If you plan on staying in Chattanooga after graduating from veterinary school, you should know that job prospects for veterinarians in Chattanooga, which is the most popular veterinary profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 veterinarians in Tennessee were working in the greater Chattanooga area. The number of veterinarians in Chattanooga is expected to increase by 13% 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 Chattanooga is $17,840 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for veterinarians.