Majority of veterinary colleges see rise in graduate numbers in 2012
Iowa State, Ohio State continue to top list by veterinary class size.
Jul 01, 2012
Of the 26 veterinary colleges responding to DVM Newsmagazine's survey this year, 13 schools saw an increase in the size of their graduating class, similar to trends observed in 2011.
10 schools saw a drop in the number of graduating students, with Western University seeing the largest decline of 10 students. Additionally, three schools retained the same number of students as last year.Another recurring and notable trend this year was the percentage of female students making up the overwhelming majority of the graduating classes. More than 75 percent of the graduates this year were women, with Tufts University leading the pack with almost 88 percent of its graduating class represented by female students. The veterinary school with the closest ratio of male to female students was Auburn University, with men making up almost 40 percent of the graduating class.