Colorado contains three schools that offer acupuncture programs. Metropolitan State College of Denver, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in CO, has a total student population of 22,837 and is the 4027th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 acupuncture schools in Colorado, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metropolitan State College of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($11,829/yr), with Red Rocks Community College as the lowest recorded at only $11,040/yr.
Acupuncture students from Colorado 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. In fact, in the Colorado alone, there are 620 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $78,260. Physical therapists in this state earn $69,780/yr and there are 3,290 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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