Longview, TX (population: 78,112) has two gerontology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Stephen F Austin State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a gerontology program, has a total student population of 12,845. It is the 457th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Gerontology students from Longview 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.
Longview lies in Gregg county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Longview area has 94,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $17.34/hr average worker wage, and a $36,070 average annual salary.
Of the 2 gerontology schools with a 100-mile radius of Longview, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stephen F Austin State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,885/yr) for gerontology students, with Kilgore College as the lowest, reported at only $2,728/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Longview|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||64.2 miles|