Veterinary in Mississippi

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Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Mississippi


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Mississippi graduates receive degrees in veterinary medicine. That means an estimated 70 veterinarians graduate from Mississippi's 3 veterinary schools each year.

Top Schools

Mississippi State University, which was ranked 64th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a veterinary program. It is located in Mississippi State. 47 students graduated with a degree in veterinary from Mississippi State University in 2010. Tuition at Mississippi State University was $5,461 per year.

The second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a veterinary program is Hinds Community College. Hinds Community College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Raymond. In 2010, 21 students graduated from Hinds Community College veterinary program. Tuition at Hinds Community College was $2,060 per year.

Northwest Mississippi Community College, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a veterinary program. It is located in Senatobia. In 2010, Northwest Mississippi Community College graduated 2 students from its veterinary programs. Tuition at Northwest Mississippi Community College was $1,950 per year.

Cost

Veterinary schools in Mississippi, charge students an average tuition of $3,157 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,461 per year, or as little as $1,950 per year. In 2010, the following Mississippi veterinary schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Mississippi State University - located in Mississippi State, students are charged $5,461 per year
  2. Hinds Community College - located in Raymond, students are charged $2,060 per year
  3. Northwest Mississippi Community College - located in Senatobia, students are charged $1,950 per year

The veterinary schools in Mississippi that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Northwest Mississippi Community College - located in Senatobia, students are charged $1,950 per year
  2. Hinds Community College - located in Raymond, students are charged $2,060 per year
  3. Mississippi State University - located in Mississippi State, students are charged $5,461 per year

A veterinary degree from a Mississippi school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary graduates in Mississippi pursue careers as a veterinarian. In 2010, there were 460 veterinarians working in Mississippi. The Mississippi counties with the largest populations of veterinarians are:

  1. Copiah County - 100 veterinarians
  2. Alcorn County - 100 veterinarians
  3. Adams County - 60 veterinarians

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of veterinarians in Mississippi will grow by 31%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 690 veterinarians working in Mississippi.

Salary

On average, a veterinarian earns a salary of $71,170 per year in Mississippi state. But, salaries for veterinarians can vary. In 2010, veterinarians made as little as less than $26,510 per year or as much as more than $140,090 per year in Mississippi. The following counties in Mississippi have the highest average salaries for veterinarians:

  1. Clarke County - $94,750 per year
  2. Adams County - $78,450 per year
  3. Hancock County - $75,120 per year

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

  1. Alcorn County - $60,830 per year
  2. Copiah County - $73,730 per year
  3. Hancock County - $75,120 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Mississippi statistics regarding a career in veterinary medicine. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as veterinary or dog training.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Mississippi
  • Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in Mississippi

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,155 miles from location Mississippi State University Mississippi State MS 35.5573 38% 18,601
6,249 miles from location Hinds Community College Raymond MS 19.3052 n/a 11,752
6,223 miles from location Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia MS 17.4796 n/a 8,211
 

Curious what studying Veterinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers + 870 $19,840 22.5%
2
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 610 $25,120 74.3%
3
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers + 580 $18,990 -4.9%
4
Veterinarians + 460 $71,170 35.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are veterinary related jobs in Mississippi