Nebraska contains four schools that offer gerontology programs. Nebraska Wesleyan University, the highest-ranking gerontology school in NE, has a total student population of 2,093 and is the 1949th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 gerontology schools in Nebraska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nebraska Wesleyan University comes out as the most expensive ($20,362/yr), with Peru State College as the lowest recorded at only $8,431/yr.
Gerontology students from Nebraska 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 Nebraska alone, there are 1,080 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $29,830. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $54,970/yr and there are 7,670 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Nebraska, the average student population is 2,686 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 1891 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,500 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,844, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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