North Carolina contains six schools that offer gerontology programs. University of North Carolina-Wilmington, the highest-ranking gerontology school in NC, has a total student population of 12,924 and is the 151st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 gerontology schools in North Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brevard College comes out as the most expensive ($19,380/yr), with University of North Carolina at Greensboro as the lowest recorded at only $6,012/yr.
Gerontology students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 3,860 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $31,810. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $61,290/yr and there are 41,060 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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