Providence has a total population of 173,618 and a student population of 36,049. Of these students, 8,574 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Providence, by student population, is Brown University. Approximately 77 students graduated in 2010 from Brown University with credentials in health science.
A total of 89 students graduated with credentials in health science from health science schools in Providence in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $38,848 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,266 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,280 per year, on average, for room and board at Providence-based health science schools. Students who live at home 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 Providence, your job prospects are good. There were 12,450 health science professionals working in Rhode Island and 14,550 working in the greater Providence area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of health science professionals is expected to increase by 18% in Providence. 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 Providence is $69,220 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.