• 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 46%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 288 students
  • In-state tuition: $32,900
  • Out-state tuition: $32,900
  • Acceptance Rate: 14%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Verified school update

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 Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
35 staff
87 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 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
288 students
1,668 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
288 students
716 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
952 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
801 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
288 students
556 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
952 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
578 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
15%
24%
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% Black
2%
6%
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% White
71%
54%
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% Two or more races
9%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score
0.46
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.33%
1.52%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.61%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,900
$33,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $32,900 is more than the state average of $5,557. The in-state tuition has grown by 175% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $32,900 is more than the state average of $11,779. The out-state tuition has grown by 175% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$32,900
$5,557
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$32,900
$11,779
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$23,486
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,334
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
14%
88%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology cost?

Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology's tuition is approximately $32,900 for In-State students and $32,900 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology?

The acceptance rate of Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology is 14%, which is lower than the state average of 88%.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 288 students
  • In-state tuition: $32,900
  • Out-state tuition: $32,900
  • Acceptance Rate: 14%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

Arapahoe County, CO community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arapahoe County, CO is Community College of Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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