Vet Tech Institute of Houston

  • 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 18 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Vet Tech Institute of Houston is Center for Advanced Legal Studies (2.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Vet Tech Institute of Houston places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Vet Tech Institute of Houston has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Vet Tech Institute of Houston diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment216 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:135:1
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# Full-Time Students216 students1,055 students
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% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
32%
37%
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% Black
9%
13%
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% White
56%
39%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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Diversity Score0.580.69
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College Completion Rate
29%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,800$33,800
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,651$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,739$5,015
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Acceptance Rate43%75%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Houston community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Houston is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.