Oregon contains nine schools that offer gerontology programs. University of Oregon, the highest-ranking gerontology school in OR, has a total student population of 22,335 and is the 874th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 gerontology schools in Oregon, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($23,816/yr), with Clackamas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,722/yr.
Gerontology students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 970 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $40,690. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $57,480/yr and there are 21,550 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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