Alcorn State, MS has five acupuncture schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Western Kentucky University, the highest ranked school in this group with an acupuncture program, has a total student population of 20,712. It is the 1859th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Acupuncture students from Alcorn State 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 5 acupuncture schools with a 500-mile radius of Alcorn State, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Kentucky University comes out as the most expensive ($9,729/yr) for acupuncture students, with Our Lady of the Lake College as the lowest, reported at only $9,125/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alcorn State|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||98.8 miles|