Pennsylvania contains 44 schools that offer gerontology programs. Swarthmore College, the highest-ranking gerontology school in PA, has a total student population of 1,525 and is the 37th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 44 gerontology schools in Pennsylvania, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr), with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,390/yr.
Gerontology students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 6,730 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $33,400. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $65,920/yr and there are 58,430 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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