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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Illinois receive veterinary medicine degrees every year. Thus, Illinois' 14 veterinary schools put out approximately 515 veterinarians each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a veterinary program is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is located in Champaign. In 2010, it was ranked 51st nationwide. In 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduated 157 students from its veterinary program. The tuition rate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was $13,096 per year.

Western Illinois University, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a veterinary program. It is located in Macomb. 14 students graduated with degree in veterinary from Western Illinois University in 2010. The tuition rate at Western Illinois University was $10,149 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a veterinary program is Eastern Illinois University. Eastern Illinois University, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Charleston. 1 students graduated with degree in veterinary from Eastern Illinois University in 2010. Students at Eastern Illinois University paid $9,987 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Illinois veterinary school, average tuition will be $8,081 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,520 per year to $25,590 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois veterinary schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Olivet Nazarene University - located in Bourbonnais, students are charged $25,590 per year
  2. Fox College Inc - located in Chicago, students are charged $14,680 per year
  3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - located in Champaign, students are charged $13,096 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois veterinary schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. John A Logan College - located in Carterville, students are charged $2,520 per year
  2. Rend Lake College - located in Ina, students are charged $2,550 per year
  3. Kaskaskia College - located in Centralia, students are charged $2,816 per year

A veterinary degree from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a veterinarian. 1,880 veterinarians were working in Illinois in 2010. In Illinois, the largest numbers of veterinarians work in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 1,030 veterinarians
  2. Lake County - 150 veterinarians
  3. Adams County - 100 veterinarians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinarians in the state of Illinois will grow to 2,610. This would require a 29% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a veterinarian earns a salary of $83,320 per year in Illinois state. However, this number is only an average. veterinarians in Illinois had varying salaries from $18,690 to $156,740 per year in 2010. A veterinarian in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lake County - $100,040 per year
  2. Boone County - $92,150 per year
  3. Marshall County - $91,170 per year

A veterinarian in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Menard County - $68,630 per year
  2. Adams County - $68,850 per year
  3. Champaign County - $71,080 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in veterinary medicine in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as veterinary or dog training, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Illinois
  • Certificate in Veterinary Medicine in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,131 miles from location University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign IL 49.1299 41% 43,881
6,182 miles from location Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale IL 29.5829 31% 20,350
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,261 miles from location Western Illinois University Macomb IL 32.0587 31% 12,679
6,127 miles from location Eastern Illinois University Charleston IL 31.7637 32% 11,966
6,134 miles from location Parkland College Champaign IL 15.5147 n/a 9,633
6,175 miles from location John A Logan College Carterville IL 13.1135 n/a 8,568
6,248 miles from location Black Hawk College Moline IL 12.4029 n/a 6,267
6,165 miles from location Rend Lake College Ina IL 19.4494 n/a 5,871
6,181 miles from location Kaskaskia College Centralia IL 17.5689 n/a 5,337
6,114 miles from location Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais IL 28.6851 66% 4,666
6,296 miles from location John Wood Community College Quincy IL 14.7388 n/a 2,757
6,175 miles from location Rockford Career College Rockford IL 19.2314 n/a 752
6,108 miles from location Fox College Inc Chicago IL 29.9524 52% 370
 

Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers + 6,970 $22,340 40.2%
2
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 2,640 $30,620 34.0%
3
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 2,530 $24,500 -10.9%
4
Veterinarians + 1,880 $83,320 -7.4%
 

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