North Carolina contains nine schools that offer occupational therapy programs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking occupational therapy school in NC, has a total student population of 28,916 and is the 20th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 occupational therapy schools in North Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($15,415/yr), with Durham Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,610/yr.
Occupational Therapy students from North Carolina schools who go on to become occupational therapists, therapists, occupational therapy assistants, counseling psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 97,840 people working as occupational therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,680. Also, Occupational therapist assistants make on average $50,830 per year and there are about 26,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the North Carolina alone, there are 900 employed occupational therapist assistants earning an average yearly salary of $52,620. Occupational therapists in this state earn $70,300/yr and there are 2,730 employed.
Also, within the occupational therapy schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from occupational therapy, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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