California contains 34 schools that offer sports medicine programs. University of Southern California, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in CA, has a total student population of 34,824 and is the 10th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 34 sports medicine schools in California, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan College comes out as the most expensive ($80,424/yr), with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest recorded at only $2,897/yr.
Sports Medicine students from California 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 California alone, there are 14,250 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $83,740. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $187,240/yr and there are 21,830 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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