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 176 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 68%.

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.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Health ProfessionsBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty11 staff121 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Vet Tech Institute of Houston has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Vet Tech Institute of Houston diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment176 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:137:1
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# Full-Time Students176 students1,302 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
34%
42%
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% Black
10%
13%
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% White
32%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
4%
2%
% Non Resident races
4%
2%
% Unknown races
13%
4%
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Diversity Score0.750.70
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College Completion Rate
50%
23%
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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 $13,952. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,120$13,952
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,788$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,722$5,500
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Acceptance Rate62%69%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Vet Tech Institute of Houston is Center for Advanced Legal Studies (2.2 miles away).
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