California contains 326 schools that offer health science programs. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest-ranking health science school in CA, has a total student population of 38,550 and is the 7th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 326 health science schools in California, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, St. Francis Career College comes out as the most expensive ($45,682/yr), with California State University-Fullerton as the lowest recorded at only $4,874/yr.
Health Science students from California 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 California alone, there are 8,940 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $37,180. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $74,550/yr and there are 12,470 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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