Lake Erie college-EquineEquestrian college/university degrees
Ever dreamed of a life with Horses after college, there are many degree/diploma/certificate programs around the world that ate horse related. Even some of the ivy league schools have Equestrian teams,many have hands on courses to teach students different aspects of the equine industry. Some programs are longer in years than others but may suit a student that is interested in more than one area of the industry such as Equine stable management and the Thoroughbred racing industry. Students can study around the world and also in the USA there is an intercollegiate competition series throughout the year where colleges compete against other colleges.Some of the colleges only have riding teams and others have both a degree inEquine studies and also a competition team that requires students to try out for to be able to compete on. Riding on a team with a university is a privileged it requires a top GPA and alot of riding talent also there are extra costs not included in tuition fees that go along with showing with the universities team. Attending an Equestrian college for a degree program requires previous knowledge about horses, as the course loads are intense.
Tuition fees for various programs range from $5000/semester-$17500/semester, there are 4 years to a degree program and 2 years to a diploma program, and 2 semesters per year. The costs to go to university alone can quickly add up and these fees don't included other materials, horse boarding, lessons, clinics, tack, books... etc
4 year degree
Approximate: Lake Erie college program
$12,154x2 semesters in 1 year=$24,308/year in tuition fees only
$24,308x4 years=$97,232 for a 4 year degree.
Books: Most Universities recommend having at least about $1000-1500 per semester for books and other misc. supplies.
Room and Board(Student):
Most colleges go on a per semester basis: Lake Erie college room and board- Double Occupancy room is $2027/semester
Horse boarding(student brings horse to college):
There are different types of car for horses at the college's equestrian center, Full care and half care. Full care board is your horse is fully taken care of, the horse is watered, feed, turned out and stall cleaned, for students that don't want to pay the extra fees there is a "half care board" where you may have to buy your horses grain and hay and clean the stall a few days a week, but the rest is done for you. Most students don't have the time because of class schedule and course loads they choose the full care option, although it is more expensive it may be the better choose for those with less time.
Limited care plus horse board: $2385/semester
Limited care horse board:$1961/semester
Other various fees:
There are many other fees most colleges just add to your bills, here are a few examples:
-Health Service fee
-Travelling to horse shows
The riding fee covers the lessons per week for students in the Equine majors and minor programs, some students can choose to take more lessons will come at an extra cost but are competitive riders.
Lake Erie college-Ohio
Majors/Minor Equine science programs:
-Equine business and facility management