Florida contains seven schools that offer gerontology programs. University of South Florida, the highest-ranking gerontology school in FL, has a total student population of 40,022 and is the 138th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 gerontology schools in Florida, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Florida Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($25,836/yr), with Hillsborough Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,784/yr.
Gerontology students from Florida 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 Florida alone, there are 3,330 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $34,680. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $58,190/yr and there are 46,280 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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