Alaska contains two schools that offer gerontology programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking gerontology school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 gerontology schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with University of Alaska Fairbanks as the lowest recorded at only $11,713/yr.
Gerontology students from Alaska schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 190 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $44,700. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $63,090/yr and there are 6,450 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from gerontology, 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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