Louisiana contains four schools that offer gerontology programs. Louisiana Tech University, the highest-ranking gerontology school in LA, has a total student population of 11,264 and is the 2023rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 gerontology schools in Louisiana, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Our Lady of the Lake College comes out as the most expensive ($9,125/yr), with University of New Orleans as the lowest recorded at only $6,359/yr.
Gerontology students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 1,050 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $30,340. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $57,440/yr and there are 12,270 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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