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Acupuncture Schools in California

There are nine schools in the state of California offering acupuncture programs. 486 students graduated with degrees from California acupuncture schools in 2010. 444 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 23 students graduated with doctoral degrees.

Overview

On average, 431 students graduate from acupuncture programs in California every year. This accounts for close to 34% of students who US schools graduate from acupuncture programs. More specifically, 19 students graduated with a bachelor's level acupuncture degree, 444 with a degree at the master's level, and 23 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Nine acupuncture schools are located in California. Out of these, nine schools are private. Private acupuncture school tuition varies from $9,670 to $12,200.

Average tuition for programs in acupuncture is $10,935. The highest tuition for acupuncture programs, which is $12,200 per year, is at the Southern California University of Health Sciences, while the lowest tuition in this western state is at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego.

Acupuncture schools in California offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Acupuncture Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 431 students graduate from acupuncture programs in California every year. This accounts for close to 34% of students who US schools graduate from acupuncture programs. More specifically, 19 students graduated with a bachelor's level acupuncture degree, 444 with a degree at the master's level, and 23 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Acupuncture Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Bachelor 2006: 63
  • Bachelor 2007: 3
  • Bachelor 2008: 12
  • Bachelor 2009: 6
  • Bachelor 2010: 19
  • Master 2006: 530
  • Master 2007: 449
  • Master 2008: 365
  • Master 2009: 450
  • Master 2010: 444
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 0
  • Doctorate 2009: 19
  • Doctorate 2010: 23

Acupuncture Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 14 acupuncture programs. Of these programs, around 64.3% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the doctoral level and the bachelors level.

Acupuncture Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 1
  • Master: 9
  • Doctorate: 3

Career Trends

Acupuncturists — Salary by Percentile

Acupuncturists — Salary by Percentile

Acupuncturists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32410
  • 25th Percentile: 43210
  • Median: 65500
  • 75th Percentile: 93280
  • 90th Percentile: 151500

Career Trends

Acupuncturists — Employment Trend

Acupuncturists — Employment Trend

Acupuncturists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 62200
  • Median Salary 2007: 60540
  • Median Salary 2008: 61820
  • Median Salary 2009: 62100
  • Median Salary 2010: 65500
  • Total Employed 2006: 2680
  • Total Employed 2007: 3930
  • Total Employed 2008: 4130
  • Total Employed 2009: 3220
  • Total Employed 2010: 2260

California vs National Acupuncture Employment

California vs National Acupuncture Employment

  • Employed in California: 7.200% (2260)

Acupuncture Schools in California

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1. Dongguk University Los Angeles

440 Shatto Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90020-1704
(213) 487-0110

Dongguk University Los Angeles offers one acupuncture program and it is near the center of the city. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering acupuncture.

2. South Baylo University

1126 N Brookhurst St
Anaheim, CA 92801-1701
(714) 533-1495

South Baylo University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Anaheim, CA. SBU offers four acupuncture programs. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in acupuncture, one bachelor's level acupuncture degree, one master's level acupuncture degree, and one doctorate level degree in acupuncture. This specialized school is the second largest institution in the state of California offering acupuncture.

3. The Southern California University of Health Sciences

16200 East Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 947-8755

The Southern California University of Health Sciences offers one acupuncture program and SCU is located in the suburbs of Whittier, California. SCU is a 4-year institution. SCU ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

4. The Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College - Berkeley

2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 666-8248x102

The Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in acupuncture. Overall, 182 students seek degrees in one Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley program. In terms of programs, this specialized school is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering acupuncture.

5. Southern California University SOMA

1541 Wilshire Blvd 3rd Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 413-9500

Southern California University SOMA, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Los Angeles, CA and it offers one acupuncture program. SCUSOMA is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering acupuncture in terms of programs.

6. The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - San Diego

7445 Mission Valley Rd Ste 105
San Diego, CA 92108-4407
(619) 574-6909x104

The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego offers two programs in acupuncture. More specifically, this school offers one degree at the master's level in acupuncture to students and one doctorate level degree in acupuncture. It is near the center of the city. Pacific is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering acupuncture programs.

7. The University of East-West Medicine

970 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 733-1878

The University of East-West Medicine offers one program in acupuncture and this school, which is near the center of the city, is in Sunnyvale, CA. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. It ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

8. The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences

1601 Clay St
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 763-7787x0

The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences offers one acupuncture program and it is in the center of Oakland. ACCHS is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in acupuncture.

9. Five Branches University

200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 476-9424x32

Five Branches University is located in the suburbs of Santa Cruz, California. It offers two programs in acupuncture. More specifically, this school offers one acupuncture degree at the master's level to students and one doctorate level degree in acupuncture. 357 students pursue degrees in two programs at Five Branches, overall. This school is the biggest institution in the state of California offering acupuncture in terms of programs.