With an overall population of 54,593 and a student population of 17,098, approximately 16,775 of Santa Cruz students attend one of Santa Cruz's schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Santa Cruz, by student population, is University of California-Santa Cruz. In 2010, University of California-Santa Cruz graduated approximately 26 students with credentials in health science.
A reported 26 students graduated with credentials in health science in Santa Cruz in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Santa Cruz's health science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $27,481 per year in instate tuition and $50,150 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,393 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $13,641 per year, on average, for room and board at Santa Cruz-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,537.
After graduating with your credentials in health science, if you decide to work as a health science professional in Santa Cruz, your job prospects are good. There were 236,400 health science professionals working in California and 1,450 working in the greater Santa Cruz area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of health science professionals is expected to increase by 25% in Santa Cruz. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Santa Cruz is $93,360 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.