Fort Lauderdale has a general population of 152,397 and an overall student population of 73,020. Approximately 29,153 of Fort Lauderdale's students are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Nova Southeastern University is the largest public health school in Fort Lauderdale, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 40 students graduated from the Public Health program at Nova Southeastern University.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a public health degree from one of Fort Lauderdale's public health schools. If you decide to attend a public health school in Fort Lauderdale, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $21,100.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for public health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,634 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $28,918.
If you plan on staying in Fort Lauderdale after graduating from public health school, you should know that job prospects for public health professionals in Fort Lauderdale, which is the most popular public health profession, are good. In 2010, of the 8,660 public health professionals in Florida, 960 were working in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. The government projects that the number of public health professionals in Fort Lauderdale will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.