California contains 105 schools that offer gerontology programs. University of Southern California, the highest-ranking gerontology school in CA, has a total student population of 34,824 and is the 10th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 105 gerontology schools in California, only 42 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pitzer College comes out as the most expensive ($28,477/yr), with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest recorded at only $2,897/yr.
Gerontology students from California 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 California alone, there are 7,130 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $36,110. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $72,890/yr and there are 187,760 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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