Washington contains four schools that offer gerontology programs. Washington State University, the highest-ranking gerontology school in WA, has a total student population of 26,101 and is the 131st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 gerontology schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Puget Sound comes out as the most expensive ($29,490/yr), with The Evergreen State College as the lowest recorded at only $10,873/yr.
Gerontology students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 7,370 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $39,930. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $67,200/yr and there are 44,460 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from gerontology, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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