Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology

Tel: (303)751-8700
489 students
Private for-profit
Located at base of the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Colorado, Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology is one of the largest veterinary technician schools in the United States.
School Highlights
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology serves 489 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 35%.
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology is one of 7 community colleges within Denver County, CO.
The nearest community college is Platt College-Aurora (2.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 57% over five years.
College Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 12 staff
62 staff
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 489 has declined by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 59% over five years.
Total Enrollment 489 students 1,371 students
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
22:1
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 489 students
779 students
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
11%
20%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
1%
15%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Black (2006-2014)
% White
80%
49%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology More (2011-2014)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Unknown (2006-2014)
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.35 0.70
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $11,213 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,213 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $11,213 $5,664
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,213 $10,360
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
90%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 81%
80%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Percent Admitted (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Bel-Rea offers large animal internship programs at many facilities including Fossil Creek Veterinary Hospital, Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital or Littleton Large Animal Hospital. Each student will spend ten weeks in a variety of areas such as field service, surgery, radiology treatment and emergency treatments. Each student will gain a general knowledge of the aforementioned areas. Other areas of general knowledge will include an understanding of the relationship between the anatomy and physiology of patients and the impact that support areas such as radiology, laboratory tests and surgery may have on their prescribed treatments. On completion of your veterinary technician training, you'll have skills in handling and restraining animal patients, nursing care, office procedures, anesthesia, sterilization, radiology, pharmacology, parasitology, hematology, blood chemistry and other procedures. You'll also understand basic principles of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, veterinary laboratory procedures, and surgical techniques. Our graduates work in veterinary hospitals and clinics, medical research centers, breeding facilities, wild animal rescue organizations, feedlots and production farms, retail pet facilities, zoos and animal shelters.

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