Kentucky contains 53 schools that offer health science programs. Berea College, the highest-ranking health science school in KY, has a total student population of 1,548 and is the 203rd highest ranked school in America.
Health Science students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are 800 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $34,830. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $53,710/yr and there are 740 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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