Lawrence has a general population of 80,098 and an overall student population of 30,515. Approximately 29,242 of Lawrence's students are enrolled in schools that offer sports medicine programs.
Of the 1 sports medicine schools in Lawrence, the largest sports medicine school, by student population, is University of Kansas. In 2010, University of Kansas graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in sports medicine.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a sports medicine degree from one of Lawrence's sports medicine schools. Tuition in 2009 at Lawrence's sports medicine schools was $20,156 per year for instate students and $32,125 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for sports medicine related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lawrence-based sports medicine schools, you will have an added expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,354.
After graduating with your credentials in sports medicine, if you decide to work as a sports medicine professional in Lawrence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,920 sports medicine professionals in Kansas. Of these sports medicine professionals, 220 were working in the greater Lawrence area. By the year 2018, the number of sports medicine professionals is expected to increase by 28% in Lawrence. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for sports medicine professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a sports medicine professional in Lawrence is $18,050 per year, which is lower than the average for sports medicine professionals state-wide.