2019 Data on Veterinary Students Available from AAVMC

More than 13,000 individuals are studying veterinary medicine at 49 accredited colleges.
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AAVMC data showed that more than 81 percent of current veterinary students are female.

There are 13,323 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students studying at member institutions of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) this year, up by 2.3 percent over last year. Of those current students, 2,614 are historically underrepresented populations in veterinary medicine (URVM) (up 1.1 percent over last year), and more than 81 percent are female.

Students are paying an average of $31,979 for in-state and $52,613 for out-of-state tuition, and 47.7 percent of them are sharing $35,269,054 in scholarship support. About 80 percent will graduate with debt that averages $169,046.

In campus laboratories, researchers are investigating about $500 million in funded programs, with just more than $200 million of that coming from the National Institutes of Health.

Readers can review that data and much, much more by examining the AAVMC’s 2018-19 Annual Data Report (ADR), which is now published on the AAVMC’s website at www.aavmc.org/about-aavmc/public-data.

Constructed from the massive datasets harvested during the Comparative Data Report (CDR) project, the ADR presents the public with a comprehensive statistical portrait of the world of academic veterinary medicine as it exists within AAVMC-member institutions.

Data is available on enrollment, diversity, applicants, tuition and debt, personnel, budget, and other areas at the click of a keystroke.

The report is produced on a dynamic, interactive software platform that enables users to explore and process data based upon the specific areas of academic veterinary medicine they wish to investigate.

The empirical data supports research studies, scholarly examinations and general inquiries, and it presents useful information for the media and the public.

The AAVMC's 30 U.S., five Canadian, and 14 international members are surveyed annually as part of the massive data gathering effort that supports the project.

For more information about the program, please contact Senior Director for Institutional Research and Diversity Dr. Lisa Greenhill at 202-371-9195 (ext. 147) or lgreenhill@aavmc.org or Data Analyst/Project Manager Kendall Young at 202-371-9195 (ext. 180) or kyoung@aavmc.org.

The AAVMC is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment around the world by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Members include 49 accredited veterinary medical colleges in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

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