Pennsylvania contains 178 schools that offer healthcare programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking healthcare school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 178 healthcare 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.
Healthcare students from Pennsylvania schools who go on to become healthcare managers, physicians, doctors, health care administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,520 people working as healthcare practitioners and technical workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,110. Also, Mental health counselors make on average $41,710 per year and there are about 106,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Pennsylvania alone, there are 15,340 employed mental health counselors earning an average yearly salary of $37,740. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this state earn $48,990/yr and there are 4,830 employed.
Also, within the healthcare schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from healthcare, 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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