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 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% 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 16 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty16 staff40 staff

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 41:1 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment251 students1,643 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology and community college average number of enrollment of CO by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student:Teacher Ratio16:136:1
# Full-Time Students489 students742 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
% Asian
1%
3%
% Hispanic
14%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
1%
5%
% White
69%
64%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology and the percentage of White community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
10%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CO.
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 $32,900 is more than the state average of $15,389. The private state tuition has grown by 226% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$32,900$15,389
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2016)84%92%
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.

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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
    (303) 369-5151
    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
  • 7,617 students | 4.50 Mi16000 E CentreTech Pky
    Aurora CO  80011
    (303) 360-4700
    4.507,617
  • 1,391 students | 4.50 Mi7150 Montview Blvd
    Denver CO  80220
    (303) 256-9300
    4.501,391
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For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,657 per year for in-state students and $10,359 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,389 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Colorado is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.