Pennsylvania contains 175 schools that offer health science programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking health science school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 175 health science schools in Pennsylvania, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr), with Bidwell Training Center Inc as the lowest recorded at only $7,080/yr.
Health Science students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 6,310 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $39,900. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $67,260/yr and there are 1,730 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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