Miami, Florida has 2 public health schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in public health. With an overall population of 362,470 and a student population of 150,768, approximately 48,456 of Miami students attend one of Miami's schools that offer public health programs.
Of the 2 public health schools in Miami, the largest public health school, by student population, is Florida International University. In 2010, Florida International University graduated approximately 119 students with credentials in public health.
In 2010, 125 students graduated with a public health degree in Miami. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,747 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Miami public health schools was an average of $37,947 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,024 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public health program in Miami. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,686 per year, on average, for room and board at Miami-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,304.
Many public health graduates choose to work as public health professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Miami, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,660 public health professionals in Florida, 1,250 were working in the greater Miami area. The number of public health professionals in Miami is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
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