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Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Annual Data Report Published on AAVMC Website

Washington, D.C., March 30, 2017 – The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) 2016-17 Annual Data Report (ADR) has been published and is available on

Among many insights, the report shows that the applicant-to-seat ratio has climbed to 1.7:1, total male enrollment has dipped below 20 percent for the first time, and enrollment and graduation rates are increasing at rates of less than two percent per year.

Published annually, the ADR contains a series of charts and graphs that detail important trends in academic veterinary medicine. It serves as an important informational resource for the profession, the media and the public. Comprehensive data is available on enrollment trends and graduation rates, veterinary economics, as well as demographic information about faculty, staff, residents, interns and DVM students.

Containing 10 new charts, this year’s 36-slide report includes expanded tuition data on both U.S. and international member institutions, including more data on international schools, and for the first time, data on the Certified Veterinary Technician workforce.

The Annual Data Report is extracted from comprehensive datasets constructed annually by the AAVMC to produce the Comprehensive Data Report (CDR). This members-only report helps member institutions assess operating characteristics and performance benchmarks in academic veterinary medicine.

Data compiled for the ADR and CDR also provide the foundation for research studies, inquiries and scholarly examinations conducted by institutional research personnel in the AAVMC and cooperating researchers from other organizations.

The AAVMC ‘s 30 U.S., five Canadian, and 14 international members are surveyed annually as part of the massive data gathering and analysis project.

See the report here.

The AAVMC is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment around the world by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Members include 49 accredited veterinary medical colleges in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

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