S Portland, ME has two acupuncture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Plymouth State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an acupuncture program, has a total student population of 6,263. It is the 2025th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of New Hampshire (#1 is Saint Anselm College).
Acupuncture students from S Portland 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.
Of the 2 acupuncture schools with a 100-mile radius of S Portland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Plymouth State University comes out as the most expensive ($13,909/yr) for acupuncture students, with Northern Essex Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,511/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from S Portland|
|South Portland||ME||-||2||20.6898||57||0.0 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||79.3 miles|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||88.9 miles|