North Carolina contains fifteen schools that offer exercise physiology programs. East Carolina University, the highest-ranking exercise physiology school in NC, has a total student population of 27,654 and is the 214th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 exercise physiology schools in North Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Forest University comes out as the most expensive ($28,737/yr), with University of North Carolina at Greensboro as the lowest recorded at only $6,012/yr.
Exercise Physiology students from North Carolina 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. In fact, in the North Carolina alone, there are 530 employed physical scientists earning an average yearly salary of $91,340. Physical therapists in this state earn $74,450/yr and there are 4,340 employed.
Also, within the exercise physiology schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from exercise physiology, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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