Utah contains eight schools that offer acupuncture programs. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, the highest-ranking acupuncture school in UT, has a total student population of 1,482 and is the 1730th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 acupuncture schools in Utah, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts comes out as the most expensive ($20,268/yr), with University of New Mexico-Taos Branch as the lowest recorded at only $8,973/yr.
Acupuncture students from Utah 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 Utah alone, there are 210 employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners earning an average yearly salary of $60,100. Physical therapists in this state earn $67,540/yr and there are 1,080 employed.
Also, within the acupuncture schools in Utah, the average student population is 3,744 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from acupuncture, there are 2052 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,639 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,769, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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