Alaska contains four schools that offer fitness programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking fitness school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 fitness schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alaska Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($25,281/yr), with University of Alaska Southeast as the lowest recorded at only $9,482/yr.
Fitness students from Alaska schools who go on to become fitness professionals, sports trainers, fitness trainers, fitness instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 228,170 people working as fitness trainers and aerobics instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $35,340. Also, Recreation and fitness studies teachers make on average $60,580 per year and there are about 16,850 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the fitness schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from fitness, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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