Oregon contains 45 schools that offer health science programs. Lewis & Clark College, the highest-ranking health science school in OR, has a total student population of 3,523 and is the 127th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 45 health science schools in Oregon, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lewis & Clark College comes out as the most expensive ($28,753/yr), with Clackamas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,722/yr.
Health Science students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 1,790 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $38,050. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $64,060/yr and there are 1,100 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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