Minnesota contains four schools that offer acupuncture programs. Northwestern Health Sciences University, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in MN, has a total student population of 867 and is the 2059th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 acupuncture schools in Minnesota, none have 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 Anoka-Ramsey Community College as the lowest recorded at only $11,694/yr.
Acupuncture students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 270 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $89,310. Physical therapists in this state earn $69,760/yr and there are 2,980 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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