North Carolina contains 112 schools that offer health science programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking health science school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 112 health science schools in North Carolina, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookstone College comes out as the most expensive ($34,289/yr), with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest recorded at only $76/yr.
Health Science students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 1,280 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $41,230. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $57,730/yr and there are 3,490 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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