Jacksonville has a total population of 735,617 and a student population of 56,975. Of these students, 16,477 are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Of the 1 public health schools in Jacksonville, the largest public health school, by student population, is University of North Florida. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from University of North Florida with credentials in public health.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a public health degree from one of Jacksonville's public health schools. If you decide to attend one of Jacksonville's public health schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,021 per year in instate tuition and $32,410 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for public health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,872 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,039.
Many public health graduates choose to work as public health professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jacksonville, your job prospects are good. There were 8,660 public health professionals working in Florida and 580 working in the greater Jacksonville area in 2010. Jacksonville's public health professional workforce is projected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. 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 Jacksonville is $82,830 per year, which is higher than the average for public health professionals state-wide.