Washington contains six schools that offer sports medicine programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 sports medicine schools in Washington, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Puget Sound comes out as the most expensive ($29,490/yr), with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest recorded at only $8,906/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 3,840 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $73,690. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $190,270/yr and there are 4,530 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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