Washington contains 67 schools that offer health science programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking health science school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 67 health science schools in Washington, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Perry Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($30,048/yr), with Bellevue College as the lowest recorded at only $4,749/yr.
Health Science students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 2,060 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $36,980. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $68,890/yr and there are 3,810 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from health science, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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