Carbondale has a general population of 20,681 and an overall student population of 20,350. Approximately 20,350 of Carbondale's students are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Of the 1 health science schools in Carbondale, the largest health science school, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a health science degree in Carbondale. If you decide to attend one of Carbondale's health science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in instate tuition and $32,848 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many health science graduates choose to work as health science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Carbondale, your job prospects are good. There were 110,740 health science professionals working in Illinois and 3,390 working in the greater Carbondale area in 2010. The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Carbondale will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Carbondale is $51,590 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.