Alabama contains 54 schools that offer health science programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking health science school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 54 health science schools in Alabama, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tuskegee University comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr), with Chattahoochee Valley Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,438/yr.
Health Science students from Alabama 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 Alabama alone, there are 800 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $37,920. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $56,580/yr and there are 1,050 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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