Minnesota contains eight schools that offer gerontology programs. College of Saint Benedict, the highest-ranking gerontology school in MN, has a total student population of 2,105 and is the 135th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 gerontology schools in Minnesota, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bethel University comes out as the most expensive ($23,529/yr), with Minnesota State University-Mankato as the lowest recorded at only $10,396/yr.
Gerontology students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 1,740 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $43,050. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $65,540/yr and there are 29,300 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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