Oregon contains six schools that offer sports medicine programs. Linfield College, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in OR, has a total student population of 1,678 and is the 251st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 sports medicine schools in Oregon, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($23,816/yr), with Southwestern Oregon Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,347/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 2,430 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $72,880. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $168,010/yr and there are 4,250 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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