Tennessee contains four schools that offer gerontology programs. The University of Tennessee, the highest-ranking gerontology school in TN, has a total student population of 29,934 and is the 932nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 gerontology schools in Tennessee, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Freed-Hardeman University comes out as the most expensive ($15,317/yr), with Middle Tennessee State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,608/yr.
Gerontology students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 1,940 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $23,870. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $56,690/yr and there are 13,800 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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