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.
- The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 31% over five years.
|Vet Tech Institute of Houston||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||11 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||216 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||20:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||216 students||1,055 students|
|College Completion Rate||
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$29,800||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
The nearest community college to Vet Tech Institute of Houston is The Art Institute of Houston (1.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
1,887 students | 1.50 MiRiver Oaks Plaza, 4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston,  TX  77027
206 students | 2.20 Mi3910 Kirby Ste 200
Houston,  TX  77098
496 students | 3.20 Mi7000 Regency Square Blvd.
Houston,  TX  77036
147 students | 3.50 Mi7277 Regency Sq Blvd
Houston,  TX  77036
1,296 students | 4.70 Mi240 Northwest Mall
Houston,  TX  77092
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.