Alabama contains six schools that offer gerontology programs. Spring Hill College, the highest-ranking gerontology school in AL, has a total student population of 1,521 and is the 376th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 gerontology schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Spring Hill College comes out as the most expensive ($17,918/yr), with Shelton State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,760/yr.
Gerontology students from Alabama 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 Alabama alone, there are 1,190 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $33,980. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $56,730/yr and there are 10,370 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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