Alabama contains 43 schools that offer psychiatry programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking psychiatry school in AL, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 43 psychiatry schools in Alabama, only 15 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Tampa comes out as the most expensive ($37,671/yr), with Western Piedmont Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,437/yr.
Psychiatry students from Alabama schools who go on to become psychiatric aides, psychiatrists, educational psychologists, psychiatristss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 22,210 people working as psychiatrists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $163,660. Also, Psychiatric aides make on average $27,430 per year and there are about 62,610 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 1,490 employed psychiatric aides earning an average yearly salary of $23,050. Psychiatrists in this state earn $164,210/yr and there are 260 employed.
Also, within the psychiatry schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from psychiatry, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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