The Veterinary Information Network’s VIN Foundation recently ranked the 31 veterinary colleges in the United States and Caribbean placing Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences number one as the most affordable veterinary college for in-state residents.

The report takes into consideration living expenses when calculating the tuition costs for both in-state and out-of-state residents. Overall, Oklahoma State is a top buy, ranking #1 for in-state and #6 for out-of-state residents seeking a DVM degree.

“We have worked very hard for many years to be able to deliver a high-quality, affordable veterinary education,” says Dr. Chris Ross, associate dean for academic affairs at the veterinary center. “Our graduates are recognized as having excellent entry-level skill sets when they take the next step in their careers after graduation. There is a great deal of concern over the amount of debt that new veterinarians have to manage, and our graduates earn above-average starting salaries after having accumulated student loans that are well below the national average.”