Illinois contains three schools that offer acupuncture programs. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in IL, has a total student population of 214 and is the 6084th highest ranked school in America.
Acupuncture students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $61,120. Physical therapists in this state earn $80,000/yr and there are 7,740 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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