Pennsylvania contains 34 schools that offer sports medicine programs. Temple University, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in PA, has a total student population of 36,507 and is the 105th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 34 sports medicine schools in Pennsylvania, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr), with East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania as the lowest recorded at only $10,635/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 9,200 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $74,630. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $165,700/yr and there are 11,060 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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