Auburn, AL (population: 57,926) has three allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Flint River Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 959. It is the 3173rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Allied Health students from Auburn schools who go on to become allied health professionals, physicians, nurses, forensic nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists make on average $72,310 per year and there are about 98,330 of them employed in the US today.
Auburn lies in Lee county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Auburn-Opelika area has 47,350 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,440 average annual salary.
Of the 3 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Auburn, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Columbus State University comes out as the most expensive ($8,971/yr) for allied health students, with Flint River Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,626/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Auburn|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||1.0 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||29.1 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||36.9 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||92.9 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||94.9 miles|