Arkansas contains eight schools that offer sports medicine programs. Harding University, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in AR, has a total student population of 6,484 and is the 224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 sports medicine schools in Arkansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan University comes out as the most expensive ($32,563/yr), with Southern Arkansas University Main Campus as the lowest recorded at only $7,366/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Arkansas schools who go on to become sports medicine practitioners, sports trainers, sports doctors, sports physicians, 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, Physical therapists make on average $76,220 per year and there are about 174,490 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 1,640 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $74,310. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $154,010/yr and there are 2,920 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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