Minnesota contains 33 schools that offer physician assistant programs. Augsburg College, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in MN, has a total student population of 4,010 and is the 328th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 33 physician assistant schools in Minnesota, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Augsburg College comes out as the most expensive ($21,182/yr), with Rainy River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,708/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Minnesota schools who go on to become physician assistants. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,900 people working as physician assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,830. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Minnesota alone, there are 7,370 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $32,870. Physician assistants in this state earn $87,720/yr and there are 1,340 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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