Missouri contains nine schools that offer gerontology programs. Webster University, the highest-ranking gerontology school in MO, has a total student population of 19,372 and is the 177th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 gerontology schools in Missouri, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lindenwood University comes out as the most expensive ($26,896/yr), with Park University as the lowest recorded at only $8,192/yr.
Gerontology students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 2,780 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $32,710. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $57,820/yr and there are 19,030 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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