Tennessee contains 91 schools that offer health science programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking health science school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 91 health science schools in Tennessee, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Martin Methodist College comes out as the most expensive ($25,620/yr), with Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson as the lowest recorded at only $3,564/yr.
Health Science students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 1,470 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $35,620. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $57,470/yr and there are 1,180 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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