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Vet Tech Institute

Vet Tech Institute is an Associate's college with 385 students located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions


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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 385
Gender 5% Male / 95% Female
Socio-Economic Diversity 52% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 91%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries
  • Counseling Services: career counseling placement services for graduates employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling
  • Facilities: animal tech rooms, on-site kennel
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant (100%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of veterinarians, laboratory animal specialists, and zoological professionals, to provide patient management, care, and clinical procedures assistance as well as owner communication. Includes instruction in animal nursing care, animal health and nutrition, animal handling, clinical pathology, radiology, anesthesiology, dental prophylaxis, surgical assisting, clinical laboratory procedures, office administration skills, patient and owner management, and applicable standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.

Administration & Faculty

Director Jackie Flynn
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 9
Student : Faculty Ratio 35 : 1
Percentage of Faculty Members
No Status Faculty 100




Selectivity Score: 22/100



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $13,616 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $11,114
$30K-$48K $12,807
$48K-$75K $16,523
$75K-$110K $19,016
$110K+ $19,470

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $14,120, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $14,120 Same as On-Campus
Fees $400 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $5,400
Books $860 $860
Total (before financial aid) $15,380 $20,780

Students Receiving Aid

72% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 93% $6,964
Federal Scholarships/Grants 57% $4,939
Institutional Grants 8% $643
Other Federal Grants 57% $1,041
Other Loans 10% $7,575
Pell Grants 52% $4,237
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 61% $3,466
Student Loans 93% $7,796

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

69% of students graduated in six years.

73% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



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Washington Monthly

#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#280 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#292 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#315 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
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