Alaska contains eight schools that offer medicine and health programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking medicine and health school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 medicine and health 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 Ilisagvik College as the lowest recorded at only $2,008/yr.
Medicine and Health students from Alaska schools who go on to become medicine and health professionals, office administrators, massage therapists, trainers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 5,010 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $74,970. Medical and health services managers in this state earn $83,960/yr and there are 830 employed.
Also, within the medicine and health schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from medicine and health, 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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