American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges Publishes 2021-2022 Annual Data Report

Susan Leigh
Phone: 202/371-9195, x171

WASHINGTON, D.C, May 17, 2022 — Total enrollment in U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine rose 4.7 percent over last year and, among those enrolled, the number of students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups is higher than ever before at 23.2 percent. However, the percentage of men enrolled continues to decline and dropped a full percentage point from the previous year to 17.3 percent.

Those are just a few of the highlights gleaned from the recently released 2021-2022 Annual Data Report (ADR), published by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), and now available on the AAVMC website.

The ADR provides the public with a comprehensive statistical portrait of the world of academic veterinary medicine.

Other highlights from this year include:

  • 3,460 Americans are studying veterinary medicine outside of the U.S. this academic year.
  • Resident and non-resident tuition saw modest increases this year, 0.6 percent and 1.4 percent increases respectively.
  • Debt levels for indebted graduates stayed level in 2021.
  • On average, tuition comprised only 16.4 percent of college revenue; while instruction, academic, and student support made up nearly a quarter of college expenditures.

The report contains data on enrollment, diversity, applicants, tuition and debt, personnel, budget, and other areas. It’s produced on a dynamic, interactive software platform that enables users to explore information based upon specific areas of interest in academic veterinary medicine.

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

For more information about the program, please contact Senior Director for Institutional Research and Diversity, Dr. Lisa Greenhill, at or Associate Director for Institutional Research and Diversity Kendall Young at

The member institutions of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) promote and protect the health and wellbeing of people, animals, and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world. Founded in 1966, the AAVMC represents more than 40,000 faculty, staff, and students across the global academic veterinary medical community. Our member institutions include Council on Education (COE) accredited veterinary medical colleges and schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand as well as departments of veterinary science and departments of comparative medicine in the U.S.