Rhode Island contains 24 schools that offer sports medicine programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in RI, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 24 sports medicine schools in Rhode Island, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr), with Massachusetts Bay Community College as the lowest recorded at only $9,463/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 620 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $79,520. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $133,670/yr and there are 1,560 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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