Nebraska contains ten schools that offer sports medicine programs. Midland Lutheran College, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in NE, has a total student population of 716 and is the 610th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 sports medicine schools in Nebraska, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr), with Western Nebraska Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,379/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Nebraska 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 Nebraska alone, there are 1,180 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $68,870. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $141,250/yr and there are 1,560 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Nebraska, the average student population is 2,686 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, there are 1891 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,500 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,844, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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