Cape Girardeau, MO has three exercise physiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saint Louis University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 16,317. It is the 1085th highest ranked school in the USA and the 33rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Exercise Physiology students from Cape Girardeau schools who go on to become exercise physiologists, training specialists, athletic trainers, athletes, 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, Physical scientists make on average $94,880 per year and there are about 25,310 of them employed in the US today.
Cape Girardeau lies in Cape Girardeau county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 197,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $14.87/hr average worker wage, and a $30,940 average annual salary.
Of the 3 exercise physiology schools with a 100-mile radius of Cape Girardeau, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr) for exercise physiology students, with Murray State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,764/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cape Girardeau|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||61.4 miles|