If you are interested in pursuing health science, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 health science schools in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado Springs has a total population of 360,890 and a student population of 30,513. Of these students, 11,765 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Colorado Springs, by student population, is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Approximately 52 students graduated in 2010 from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 75 students graduated with a health science degree from one of Colorado Springs's health science schools. Tuition in 2009 at Colorado Springs's health science schools was $34,973 per year for instate students and $40,433 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,391 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health science program in Colorado Springs. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,557 per year, on average, for room and board at Colorado Springs-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,881.
If you plan on staying in Colorado Springs after graduating from health science school, you should know that job prospects for health science professionals in Colorado Springs, which is the most popular health science profession, are good. In 2010, of the 40,880 health science professionals in Colorado, 4,980 were working in the greater Colorado Springs area. The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Colorado Springs will increase by 29% by the year 2018. 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 Colorado Springs is $63,460 per year, which is lower than the average for health science professionals state-wide.