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 2020, 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. The map also includes information about median debt levels for 2019 graduates.



The other dashboards can be accessed by clicking on the titled tabs. The Tuition Comparison dashboards present resident, non-resident, international and 2019-2020 first year tuition cost information for each veterinary medical college. Sliders on the right side of the dashboard allow you to narrow schools based on certain variables.
The information concerning scholarships shown in this visualization is narrowly tailored to focus exclusively on institutionally-sponsored scholarship and/or grant aid. The definition used in AAVMC data collection may exclude additional scholarship and grant aid offered by individual institutions. Please contact the colleges directly to find out more about the full amount of aid available to all DVM students.
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If you have any questions about the tool or the data please email lgreenhill@aavmc.org for more information.

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