Utah contains three schools that offer gerontology programs. University of Utah, the highest-ranking gerontology school in UT, has a total student population of 29,284 and is the 129th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 gerontology schools in Utah, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Utah comes out as the most expensive ($11,363/yr), with Weber State University as the lowest recorded at only $9,922/yr.
Gerontology students from Utah 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 Utah alone, there are 410 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $42,730. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $51,710/yr and there are 12,320 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Utah, the average student population is 3,744 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 2052 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,639 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,769, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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