There are schools offering veterinary programs in Illinois!
Schools Offering Veterinary Medicine Programs in Illinois
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.
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:
- Olivet Nazarene University - located in Bourbonnais, students are charged $25,590 per year
- Fox College Inc - located in Chicago, students are charged $14,680 per year
- 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:
- John A Logan College - located in Carterville, students are charged $2,520 per year
- Rend Lake College - located in Ina, students are charged $2,550 per year
- 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:
- Cook County - 1,030 veterinarians
- Lake County - 150 veterinarians
- Adams County - 100 veterinarians
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.
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:
- Lake County - $100,040 per year
- Boone County - $92,150 per year
- Marshall County - $91,170 per year
A veterinarian in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:
- Menard County - $68,630 per year
- Adams County - $68,850 per year
- Champaign County - $71,080 per year
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
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)|
|Nonfarm Animal Caretakers||6,970||$22,340||40.2%|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||2,640||$30,620||34.0%|
|Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers||2,530||$24,500||-10.9%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
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