South Carolina contains six schools that offer acupuncture programs. American Institute of Alternative Medicine, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in SC, has a total student population of 144 and is the 772nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 acupuncture schools in South Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American Institute of Alternative Medicine comes out as the most expensive ($20,439/yr), with Western Kentucky University as the lowest recorded at only $9,729/yr.
Acupuncture students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 360 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $121,360. Physical therapists in this state earn $72,490/yr and there are 2,300 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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