Arkansas contains eight schools that offer gerontology programs. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking gerontology school in AR, has a total student population of 12,156 and is the 462nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 gerontology schools in Arkansas, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arkansas at Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($13,005/yr), with Southern Arkansas University Main Campus as the lowest recorded at only $7,366/yr.
Gerontology students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 400 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $36,890. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $52,360/yr and there are 8,290 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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