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Community B rig h t, Future C hiropr actors This resource is designed to help chiropractors glimpse a bright future for their profession. One place to look for that future is in chiropractic colleges. Interactions with the next generation of chiropractors can be inspiring. Chiropractic students are a diverse and committed group of individuals. This commitment can be seen in the requirements to gain admission into a chiropractic college. Admissions to chiropractic colleges generally require a minimum cumulated grade point average (CGPA) of 2.50 to 2.75 from at least three years of undergraduate university study. The average CGPA of successful candidates is 3.20. 80% have completed an undergraduate degree. Once in, the undergraduate program is rigorous. At C CMCC, students complete over 4,200 hours of classroom and clinical study. The average total tuition bill is just over $100,000.* Diversity is another hallmark of today’s chiropractic student body. 44% are women. 56% are men. The Palmer Colleges currently have students enrolled from 16 countries. CMCC’s alumni network extends to nearly 40 countries. hiropractic offers a wide array of career paths and students are exploring each of these professional trajectories. Some students are inspired to contribute to chiropractic research. Others are focussed on broadly interdisciplinary care settings. A large cadre look forward to joining a clinic and primarily focussing on patient care. Michael Campeanu is already an accomplished researcher in the area of CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE. WHAT IT TAKES. WHERE YOU CAN TAKE IT.* 2013 2014 2015 2016 TUITION 1000 CLINIC PRACTICE DC 1000 X 100 $100,000 Bachelor’s Degree BOARD EXAMS FOUR YEARS ADMISSION { }{ } { }{ } 3.20 CGPA SPORTS PRACTICE INTEGRATED PRACTICE RESEARCH *  college data provided in this article is the average of data reported by CMCC, NYCC and the Palmer Colleges. Life West, National Health Science University and Parker were not able to The provide their data in time for this publication. 24 SPRING/SUMMER 2013