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 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 36%.
  • Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology is one of 6 community colleges within Arapahoe County, CO.
  • The nearest community college to Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology is Platt College-Aurora (2.1 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 60% over five years.
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology(CO) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty12 staff40 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology has declined by 28% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 131% over five years.
Total Enrollment489 students1,643 students
Student:Teacher Ratio41:136:1
# Full-Time Students489 students742 students
% Asian
1%
3%
% Hispanic
11%
17%
% Black
1%
5%
% White
80%
64%
% Two or more races
3%
3%
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Diversity Score0.350.55
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
59%
36%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,900$33,100

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $11,213 is less than the state average of $15,389. The private state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$11,213$15,389
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%89%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$28,712$11,730
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$7,333$5,139
Acceptance Rate81%69%
Source: 2016 (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
    208 students | 2.10 Mi3100 South Parker Road
    Aurora CO  80014
    3033695151
    2.10208
  • 761 students | 2.30 Mi111 N. Havana Street
    Aurora CO  80010
    (303)861-1151
    2.30761
  • Everest College-Aurora
    Private, for profit
    328 students | 2.90 Mi14280 East Jewell Ave
    Aurora CO  80012
    (303)745-6244
    2.90328
  • CollegeAmerica-Denver
    Private, non-profit
    407 students | 3.50 Mi1385 S Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor
    Denver CO  80222
    (303)300-8740
    3.50407
  • 7,617 students | 4.50 Mi16000 E CentreTech Pky
    Aurora CO  80011
    (303)360-4700
    4.507,617
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