Pennsylvania contains two schools that offer acupuncture programs. Drexel University, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in PA, has a total student population of 22,493 and is the 108th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 acupuncture schools in Pennsylvania, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr), with Drexel University as the lowest recorded at only $31,832/yr.
Acupuncture students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 840 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $57,660. Physical therapists in this state earn $74,630/yr and there are 9,200 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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