Texas contains 38 schools that offer sports medicine programs. Texas Christian University, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in TX, has a total student population of 8,853 and is the 142nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 38 sports medicine schools in Texas, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Allied Health Careers comes out as the most expensive ($32,850/yr), with Kilgore College as the lowest recorded at only $2,728/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 11,230 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $83,020. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $168,010/yr and there are 17,820 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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