Exploring the Cost of A Veterinary Medical Education

AAVMC Cost Comparison Tool

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges has developed this Cost Comparison Tool to help prospective students further develop a financial plan for veterinary school. As concerns continue to grow about the increasing educational debt held by recent veterinary school graduates, it is imperative that prospective students take time to consider and plan for the costs associated with becoming a veterinarian.


The Cost Comparison Tool below presents several key pieces of financial data that should be considered when applying to veterinary school. The map tab provides data for all 30 colleges in the United States, as well as 11 international colleges. The map includes resident, non-resident and international total tuition (adjusted for colleges where residency may be established after the first year) charged to the class of 2016, the average amount of institutional scholarship aid awarded to first year professional students, and the percentage of students to whom it was awarded and the cost of living for each of the participating colleges. 

The tool contains four interactive "dashboards." The first is a map which has icons for all participating veterinary medical colleges. Hovering the curser over the orange school icons will call up a "tooltip" which contains all of the workbook's information about each school.


The other dashboards can be accessed by clicking on the titled tabs. The Tuition Comparison dashboards present resident, non-resident and international cost information for each veterinary medical college. Sliders on the right side of the dashboard allow you to narrow schools based on the values.


This tool is best viewed in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. It is not supported by Internet Explorer.

If you have any questions about the tool or the data please email data@aavmc.org for more information.

Now that you know how much it costs, see how you can get help funding your education.