|OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Ranked Most Affordable|
(Stillwater, Okla., October 23, 2013) – The Veterinary Information Network's VIN Foundation recently ranked the 31 veterinary colleges in the United States and Caribbean placing Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences number one as the most affordable veterinary college for in state residents.
The report takes into consideration living expenses when calculating the tuition costs for both in state and out of state residents. Overall, Oklahoma State is a great buy ranking #1 for in state and #6 for out of state residents seeking a DVM degree from OSU.
"We have worked very hard for many years to be able to deliver a high-quality, affordable veterinary education," says Dr. Chris Ross, associate dean for academic affairs at the veterinary center. "Our graduates are recognized as having excellent entry-level skill sets when they take the next step in their careers after graduation. There is a great deal of concern over the amount of debt that new veterinarians have to manage, and our graduates earn above-average starting salaries after having accumulated student loans that are well below the national average."
Located on the west end of the Oklahoma State University's Stillwater campus, the veterinary center has graduated nearly 3,600 veterinarians since it was established in 1948. These alumni have brought great recognition to the university serving many important roles in the veterinary medical profession including private practitioners, ground-breaking researchers, decorated military personnel or award-winning faculty members at OSU and across the nation.
Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university. OSU's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma. One of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, it is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center's Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. OSU is preparing students for a brighter future and building a brighter world for all. OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high quality teaching, research and outreach. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.