Wichita Falls, TX (population: 103,067) has five 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 Wichita Falls 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.
Wichita Falls lies in Wichita county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Wichita Falls area has 57,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.0% unemployment rate, $16.50/hr average worker wage, and a $34,320 average annual salary.
Of the 5 acupuncture schools with a 500-mile radius of Wichita Falls, 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 University of New Mexico-Taos Branch as the lowest, reported at only $8,973/yr.