Fort Myers has a total population of 48,208 and a student population of 31,789. Of these students, 11,092 are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Florida Gulf Coast University is the largest public health school in Fort Myers, based on student population. Approximately 26 students graduated in 2010 from Florida Gulf Coast University with credentials in public health.
A reported 26 students graduated with credentials in public health in Fort Myers in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Myers's public health schools was $16,679 per year for instate students and $31,938 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for public health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Myers-based public health schools, you will have an added expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,037.
If you decide to work as a public health professional in Fort Myers, your job prospects are good. There were 8,660 public health professionals working in Florida and 290 working in the greater Fort Myers area in 2010. The number of public health professionals in Fort Myers is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.