With an overall population of 242,820 and a student population of 44,088, approximately 16,874 of Birmingham students attend one of Birmingham's schools that offer public health programs.
The largest public health school in Birmingham, by student population, is University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2010, University of Alabama at Birmingham graduated approximately 158 students with credentials in public health.
A reported 158 students graduated with credentials in public health in Birmingham in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Birmingham's public health schools was $19,115 per year for instate students and $25,451 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for public health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,142 per year, on average, for room and board at Birmingham-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,146.
If you plan on staying in Birmingham after graduating from public health school, you should know that job prospects for public health professionals in Birmingham, which is the most popular public health profession, are good. In 2010, of the 2,340 public health professionals in Alabama, 180 were working in the greater Birmingham area. By the year 2018, the number of public health professionals is expected to increase by 28% in Birmingham. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public health professional in Birmingham is $43,880 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.