Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology

Tel: (303)751-8700
567 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 567 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology is one of 7 community colleges within Arapahoe County County, CO.
The nearest community college is Platt College-Aurora (2.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
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 14 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 567 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment
567 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
26:1
# Full-Time Students
567 students
816 students
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology sch enrollment Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology sta enrollment
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
13%
7%
% Black
2%
12%
% White
74%
57%
% Two or more races
6%
2%
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology sch ethnicity Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology sta ethnicity
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. 0.15 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $10,800 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,800 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $10,800 $5,940
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,800 $10,047
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
89%
Percent Admitted 68%
78%
Source: 2013 (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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    Denver, CO 80222
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  • Aurora Anthem College-Denver
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