With an overall population of 56,255 and a student population of 24,647, approximately 11,143 of Pensacola students attend one of Pensacola's schools that offer public health programs.
The largest public health school in Pensacola, by student population, is The University of West Florida. In 2010, The University of West Florida graduated approximately 18 students from its public health program.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a public health degree in Pensacola. If you decide to attend one of Pensacola's public health schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,625 per year in instate tuition and $26,789 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public health program in Pensacola. And if you live on campus at one of the Pensacola-based public health schools, you will have an added expense of $5,225 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,749.
If you plan on staying in Pensacola after graduating from public health school, you should know that job prospects for public health professionals in Pensacola, which is the most popular public health profession, are good. There were 8,660 public health professionals working in Florida and 140 working in the greater Pensacola area in 2010. The number of public health professionals in Pensacola is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
As a public health professional in Pensacola, you can expect to make an average salary of $81,830 per year. This is higher than the average salary for public health professionals in the state.