Iowa contains nine schools that offer acupuncture programs. Western Kentucky University, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in IA, has a total student population of 20,712 and is the 1859th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 acupuncture schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern Health Sciences University comes out as the most expensive ($35,062/yr), with Western Kentucky University as the lowest recorded at only $9,729/yr.
Acupuncture students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 200 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $85,880. Physical therapists in this state earn $70,100/yr and there are 1,630 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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