Rhode Island contains six schools that offer acupuncture programs. University of Bridgeport, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in RI, has a total student population of 5,103 and is the 680th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 acupuncture schools in Rhode Island, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Bridgeport comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr), with Northern Essex Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,511/yr.
Acupuncture students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 470 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $58,430. Physical therapists in this state earn $79,520/yr and there are 620 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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