Gainesville has a total population of 95,447 and a student population of 66,405. Of these students, 50,691 are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Gainesville's largest public health school is University of Florida. In 2010, University of Florida graduated approximately 171 students with credentials in public health.
A total of 223 students graduated with credentials in public health from public health schools in Gainesville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,183 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Gainesville public health schools was an average of $35,554 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $990 for public health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,500 per year, on average, for room and board at Gainesville-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,683.
After graduating with your credentials in public health, if you decide to work as a public health professional in Gainesville, your job prospects are good. There were 8,660 public health professionals working in Florida and 230 working in the greater Gainesville area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of public health professionals is expected to increase by 18% in Gainesville. 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 Gainesville is $103,860 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.