North Carolina contains eleven schools that offer physician assistant programs. East Carolina University, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in NC, has a total student population of 27,654 and is the 214th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 physician assistant schools in North Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookstone College comes out as the most expensive ($34,289/yr), with Piedmont Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,243/yr.
Physician Assistant students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 11,140 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $28,340. Physician assistants in this state earn $81,850/yr and there are 3,540 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, 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.
North Carolina Interesting Facts