Alaska contains eleven schools that offer medicine programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking medicine school in AK, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 medicine schools in Alaska, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,311/yr), with Bellevue College as the lowest recorded at only $4,749/yr.
Medicine students from Alaska schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, surgeons, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the medicine schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from medicine, 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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