Oklahoma contains five schools that offer acupuncture programs. Our Lady of the Lake College, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in OK, has a total student population of 1,870 and is the 4883rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 acupuncture schools in Oklahoma, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Our Lady of the Lake College comes out as the most expensive ($9,125/yr), with University of New Mexico-Taos Branch as the lowest recorded at only $8,973/yr.
Acupuncture students from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma alone, there are 90 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $67,060. Physical therapists in this state earn $69,630/yr and there are 1,820 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Oklahoma, the average student population is 1,754 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 4305 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,424 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,600, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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