Sacramento, CA (population: 475,452) has three acupuncture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley, the highest ranked school in this group with an acupuncture program, has a total student population of 199. It is the 6664th highest ranked school in the USA and the 624th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Acupuncture students from Sacramento schools who go on to become acupuncturists, massage therapists, alternative medicinal caregivers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Health diagnosing and treating practitioners make on average $77,630 per year and there are about 32,960 of them employed in the US today.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for acupuncture students, with Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences as the lowest, reported at only $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sacramento|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||4.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||9.4 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||40.2 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||55.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||67.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||70.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||73.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||76.8 miles|