If you decide that you want to get a public health degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 3 public health schools in San Francisco, California. San Francisco has a general population of 776,733 and an overall student population of 101,874. Approximately 66,538 of San Francisco's students are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Of the 3 public health schools in San Francisco, the largest public health school, by student population, is San Francisco State University. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from San Francisco State University with credentials in public health.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a public health degree in San Francisco. Tuition in 2009 at San Francisco's public health schools was $22,830 per year for instate students and $33,990 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,686 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public health program in San Francisco. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,126 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,445.
Many public health graduates choose to work as public health professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Francisco, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 public health professionals in California were working in the greater San Francisco area. The number of public health professionals in San Francisco is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
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