Washington, D.C., May 13, 2019 - The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has introduced the newest version of its Cost Comparison Tool,
a web-based interactive program that provides visitors with detailed
information about tuition costs, scholarship resources and financing a
veterinary medical education. The database includes information on all
30 accredited U.S. schools and 12 Canadian and international colleges.
“Higher education is an expensive proposition in today’s world, and
educational debt has become a major national problem,” said AAVMC CEO
Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe. “We’re committed to providing our applicants and
students with the data they need to make informed and intelligent
decisions about financing their professional education. Our CCT program
is a powerful tool for helping them do that.”
visualization presents the total cost of attendance (tuition, living
expenses, and loan interest accumulation) for 2019 graduates. It
includes data about whether students can establish residency for the
purpose of paying discounted tuition and the average scholarship awards
made to DVM students at each college.
This year’s version
includes several updates and enhancements, according to AAVMC Senior
Director for Institutional Research and Diversity Dr. Lisa Greenhill.
The visualization was expanded to include the total costs of earning a
DVM degree for 2019 graduates and median debt levels for 2018 graduates
were included. Efforts to increase visibility were also made by
enlarging individual school "pop out" information on the map page, each
of which provides a synopsis of data presented throughout the
A separate tab with data on 2018-2019
first-year tuition costs is also new for this year. This tab allows
users to get a single-year view of tuition and project estimated total
costs for new students.
Three tabs include sliders that allow
users to filter the data by tuition costs, total costs and percentage of
students receiving scholarship aid from the colleges.
addition to tuition and related information, the map includes the
average amount of institutional scholarship aid awarded to first year
professional students, the percentage of students to whom it was
awarded, the cost of living for each of the participating colleges and
estimated loan interest accrued on a fully financed education.
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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