North Carolina contains 25 schools that offer sports medicine programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 25 sports medicine schools in North Carolina, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Elon University comes out as the most expensive ($26,867/yr), with Surry Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,573/yr.
Sports Medicine students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 4,340 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $74,450. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $166,660/yr and there are 6,090 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, 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.
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