Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology

  • 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 251 students (195% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty16 staff54 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology has declined by 48% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment251 students1,530 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:130:1
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# Full-Time Students489 students670 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
14%
21%
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% Black
1%
5%
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% White
71%
57%
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% Two or more races
10%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score0.470.62
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College Completion Rate
30%
40%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,900$33,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $32,900 is more than the state average of $16,963. The private state tuition has grown by 226% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$32,900$16,963
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%85%
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Median Debt for Graduates$26,180$10,940
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,333$5,500
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Acceptance Rate81%87%
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology is Concorde Career College-Aurora (2.3 miles away).
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