Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

(Rating 4 based on 5 reviews)
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Vet Tech Institute offers 3-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 27:1. 1 high safety campus. 5.9% are women, and 94.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Vet Tech Institute is 16280$, that is above national average. 68% of full-time Vet Tech Institute students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $23,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Vet Tech Institute is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Vet Tech Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,995
$30,001 - $48,000$13,808
$48,001 - $75,000$16,173
$75,001 - $110,000$19,896



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


296 of Vet Tech Institute undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 80 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Vet Tech Institute number 196 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Vet Tech Institute awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate


Vet Tech Institute graduation rate is above the national average.

68% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Vet Tech Institute completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Vet Tech Institute is 27:1, that means that for every 27 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Vet Tech Institute the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Vet Tech Institute and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 125 Seventh St Suite 200 address in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Vet Tech Institute with 0.27% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Vet Tech Institute offers 3 programs in total: 3 are for Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 48 universities in Allegheny county. Vet Tech Institute is one of the few institutions in Allegheny that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Vet Tech Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 492 students with 14760 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Vet Tech Institute

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I loved it here. I was trained very well for not only the VTNE, but real life hospital work. There's even a course on job hunting! Everything I learned was super valuable. I got a job right away after graduation, and now I'm working at the University level!

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Wow I want to come to this school

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I graduated from VTI in July, I was immediately hired by my externship site and last week I passed my VTNE on the first try. Overall my experience at VTI was great. It as fast-paced and challenging but I love being pushed to be the best I can be. My education was very good and I think back to things I learned there everyday while I am a technician in "the real world".I loved the onsite kennel and although it is tough to do blood draws on animals that do not technically need it...they are all adopted out to mostly students who in turn probably give them the best years of their lives. I myself adopted my baby girl Lilah from the school and I consider her to be rescued from her old life, even if it meant going through VTI.

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Overall Rating:

The program itself is put together very nicely. You always have reoccurring teachers who get to know you. The information the school gives you is perfect for the VTNE and animals are right in the facility to practice with. BUT The actual building that VTI is in is absolutely disgusting! First off, This school full of animals is in a 6 story high rise in the middle of downtown Pittsburgh! The dogs have to be walked along the city streets where there may be broken glass and drivers not paying attention! Since the school rents out a building instead of owning it, the floors in the stair wells are littered with dust and garbage. The rooms are barely put together, and the elevator is 75 years old and breaks down all the time. The maintenance staff for the building is useless. They work in classrooms while the teachers are trying to teach students. Nothing more annoying then someone talking on top of a teacher about a light bulb. Traffic coming into the city is awful as well. Busses only run so often to downtown and students are always late causing them to lose attendance points. This is a poorly placed school and disgusting. Students should not be expected to clean the school and try to learn. If the location was more rural and the animals had places to run around outside, I would give this school 5 Star but the quality of the school is poor.

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Overall Rating:

Decent schooling, nice teachers. Tend to mix up your classes and sometimes forget to double check their scheduled courses are correct when handing it to students . Do your lab work and know whats your surgery is going to be. Unless you want to be 'surprised' with a simple spayed turn puppy abortion.

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Location & Website

Address: 125 Seventh St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4123917021

Institution is active in current year: 1

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