Columbus has a general population of 185,781 and an overall student population of 12,828. Approximately 8,178 of Columbus's students are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Columbus, by student population, is Columbus State University. In 2010, approximately 37 students graduated from the Health Science program at Columbus State University.
A total of 37 students graduated with credentials in health science from health science schools in Columbus in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Columbus's health science schools was $18,043 per year for instate students and $29,657 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $974 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health science program in Columbus. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,090 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbus-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,973.
After graduating with your credentials in health science, if you decide to work as a health science professional in Columbus, your job prospects are good. There were 66,610 health science professionals working in Georgia and 2,630 working in the greater Columbus area in 2010. The number of health science professionals in Columbus is expected to increase by 35% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
As a health science professional in Columbus, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,140 per year. This is higher than the average salary for health science professionals in the state.