Ada, OK has four acupuncture schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Our Lady of the Lake College, the highest ranked school in this group with an acupuncture program, has a total student population of 1,870. It is the 4883rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 110th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Acupuncture students from Ada 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.
Ada lies in Pontotoc county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 164,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.13/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary.
Of the 4 acupuncture schools with a 500-mile radius of Ada, 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) 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 Ada|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||61.5 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||67.3 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||89.2 miles|