Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology

Tel: (303)751-8700
  • 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 7 community colleges within Arapahoe 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 62% over five years.
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology (CO) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 12 staff 48 staff
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 489 has declined by 39% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 489 students 1,571 students
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1 36:1
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 489 students 670 students
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2011)
% Asian
1%
2%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
11%
16%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
1%
5%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Black (2007-2016)
% White
80%
64%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
1%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Non Resident (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
8%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups 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 0.55
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
59%
40%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $29,900 $33,100
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $11,213 is less than the state average of $14,642. The private state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $11,213 $14,642
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84% 89%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $28,713 $13,000
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,334 $5,139
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 81% 69%
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Platt College-Aurora
    Pivate, 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
    Pivate, 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
Recent Articles
May 20, 2017
Corrosion technology is one of the hottest new industries community colleges are training for. Currently, only a handful of schools offer a program, but the field is open for new graduates.
May 20, 2017
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
May 20, 2017
We take a look at the latest annual college rankings from Washington Monthly, which provide a list of the top community colleges in the country as well as four-year schools.