Alaska contains eight schools that offer health science programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking health science school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 health science schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alaska Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($25,281/yr), with Ilisagvik College as the lowest recorded at only $2,008/yr.
Health Science students from Alaska schools who go on to become health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 260 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $42,690. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $68,060/yr and there are 690 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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