Alaska contains four schools that offer medical science programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking medical science school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 medical science schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alaska Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($25,281/yr), with University of Alaska Southeast as the lowest recorded at only $9,482/yr.
Medical Science students from Alaska schools who go on to become medical scientists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 101,760 people working as medical scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,760. Also, Life scientists make on average $72,590 per year and there are about 12,320 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the medical science schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from medical science, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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