Louisiana contains 92 schools that offer health science programs. Tulane University of Louisiana, the highest-ranking health science school in LA, has a total student population of 11,464 and is the 60th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 92 health science schools in Louisiana, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe Campus comes out as the most expensive ($32,376/yr), with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest recorded at only $1,387/yr.
Health Science students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 920 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $39,630. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $55,750/yr and there are 1,500 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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