Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has eight chiropractic schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Life University, the highest ranked school in this group with a chiropractic program, has a total student population of 2,301. It is the 176th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Chiropractic students from Raleigh schools who go on to become chiropractic doctors, chiropractors, chiropractic physicians, doctor of chiropractics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 26,310 people working as chiropractors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,390.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary.
Of the 8 chiropractic schools with a 500-mile radius of Raleigh, only 2 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) for chiropractic students, with Western Kentucky University as the lowest, reported at only $9,729/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|