Minnesota contains nineteen schools that offer sports medicine programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 sports medicine schools in Minnesota, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee comes out as the most expensive ($24,002/yr), with Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $10,107/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 2,980 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $69,760. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $218,180/yr and there are 5,060 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, 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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