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 288 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Health ProfessionsAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty35 staff87 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology has declined by 41% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
The Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment288 students1,461 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:115:1
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# Full-Time Students288 students556 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
15%
25%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
71%
55%
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% Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.460.63
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College Completion Rate
42%
52%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,900$33,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $32,900 is more than the state average of $17,287. The private state tuition has grown by 175% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$32,900$17,287
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates$26,325$11,634
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,663$5,500
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Acceptance Rate14%88%
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Source: 2020 (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 Platt College-Aurora (2.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Platt College-Aurora
    Private for-profit
    248 students | 2.10 Mi3100 S Parker Rd
    Aurora, CO 80014
    (303) 369-5151
    2.10248
  • 423 students | 2.30 Mi111 N. Havana Street
    Aurora, CO 80010
    (303) 861-1151
    2.30423
  • 8,597 students | 4.50 Mi16000 E CentreTech Pky
    Aurora, CO 80011
    (303) 360-4700
    4.508,597
  • Johnson & Wales University-Denver
    Private not-for-profit
    927 students | 4.50 Mi7150 Montview Blvd
    Denver, CO 80220
    (303) 256-9300
    4.50927
  • 1,343 students | 6.40 Mi11194 E 45th Ave
    Denver, CO 80239
    (844) 768-0290
    6.401,343
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