2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Veterinary Technician Degrees

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Affordable online veterinary technician degrees are offered at these nine schools, which have an average annual tuition of around $8,000 per year. The least expensive degree, an associate level program at Penn Foster College is available for only $3,081 per year. For students looking to advance beyond the associate level, there are three bachelor's level programs on this list; The University of Tennessee - Martin (#7) offers a degree completion program in veterinary technology and management while St Petersburg College (#8) and Tarleton State University (#9) both offer B.A.S. degrees in veterinary technology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Vet Tech Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Penn Foster College Annual Tuition $3,081 Vet Tech Degrees: Associate
#2 #2 Florida Gateway College Annual Tuition $4,602 Vet Tech Degrees: Associate
#3 #3 Holmes Community College Annual Tuition $5,120 Vet Tech Degrees: Associate
#4 #4 Purdue University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $5,940 Vet Tech Degrees: Associate
#5 #5 San Juan College Annual Tuition $6,158 Vet Tech Degrees: Associate
#6 #6 Colby Community College Annual Tuition $6,724 Vet Tech Degrees: Associate
#7 #7 The University of Tennessee - Martin Annual Tuition $11,400 Vet Tech Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 St Petersburg College Annual Tuition $13,223 Vet Tech Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#9 #9 Tarleton State University Annual Tuition $18,545 Vet Tech Degrees: Bachelor's
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,081
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians; Clinical Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians; Laboratory Animal Medicine and Nursing; Radiography for Veterinary Technicians; Small and Large Animal Medicine; Surgical Nursing for Veterinary Technicians

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,602
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Animal Anatomy; Animal Anesthesia; Animal Nursing; Animal Pharmacology; Large Animal Clinical & Nursing Skills; Small Animal Breeds and Behavior

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    General Biology I; General Chemistry I; Microbiology; Public Speaking I

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AVMA COE
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Diagnostic Imaging; Lab Animal Medicine; Microbiology for Vet Techs; Parasitology; Pharmacy Procedures; Understanding Animal Disease
  • Annual Tuition: $6,158
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Emergency and Critical Care Medicine; Large Animal Clinical Assisting; Vet Anatomy & Physiology; Vet Anesthesia & Surgical Assistant III; Vet Business Procedures; Vet Clinical Pathology III

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,724
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians; Breeds of Domestic Animals; Medical Records and Veterinary Office Skills; Veterinary Immunology; Veterinary Medical Terminology; Veterinary Parasitology

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Animal Reproduction; Exotic and Companion Animal Management; Farm Animal Health; Small Animal Clinical Nutrition in Veterinary Medicine; Veterinary Business Management; Veterinary Technology Parasitology
  • Annual Tuition: $13,223
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Animal Emergency Medicine; Animal Medicine; Animal Nursing & Medicine Laboratory II; Animal Pharmacology; Laboratory Animal Medicine; Large Animal Diseases

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,545
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Avian & Exotic Animal Medicine; Companion Animal Disease; Integrative Medicine; Laboratory Animal Medicine; Radiology & Clinical Imaging; Veterinary Microbiology

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