Texas contains eighteen schools that offer gerontology programs. Texas Tech University, the highest-ranking gerontology school in TX, has a total student population of 30,049 and is the 150th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 gerontology schools in Texas, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Abilene Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($21,233/yr), with Kilgore College as the lowest recorded at only $2,728/yr.
Gerontology students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 3,640 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $37,860. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $66,880/yr and there are 94,590 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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