Vet Tech Institute of Houston

4669 Southwest Fwy Ste 100
Houston, TX 77027-0000
Tel: (713)629-1500
  • Learning the right veterinary technician skills is critical for finding a job in the veterinary technician field. The first Vet Tech Institute was part of the Median School of Allied Health Careers, founded in Pittsburgh in 1958. Since then, the Vet Tech Institute has grown to include seven locations across the United States. Throughout 45 years of experience in providing allied health care career training, the mission has remained focused on providing quality education to benefit students, graduates, and health care professionals. At the Vet Tech Institute, faculty from the seven locations share teaching methods and curriculum improvements. As a result, students at the Vet Tech Institute gain from being part of a larger organization, with the benefits of being in a smaller, local, focused institution.
School Highlights
  • Vet Tech Institute of Houston serves 216 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • Vet Tech Institute of Houston is one of 19 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is The Art Institute of Houston (1.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
Vet Tech Institute of Houston(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty11 staff76 staff
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 216 has declined by 36% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment216 students3,921 students
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:135:1
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students216 students1,055 students
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
4%
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
32%
37%
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
9%
13%
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Black (2007-2016)
% White
56%
39%
Vet Tech Institute of Houston White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Ethnicity Breakdown TX 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.0.580.69
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
29%
21%
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,800$34,000
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $14,120 is more than the state average of $13,730. The private state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,120$13,730
Vet Tech Institute of Houston In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%83%
Vet Tech Institute of Houston % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,651$9,500
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,739$5,250
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate43%75%
Vet Tech Institute of Houston Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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