Carbondale has a general population of 20,681 and an overall student population of 20,350. Approximately 20,350 of Carbondale's students are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
The largest public health school in Carbondale, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 2010, Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in public health.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in public health from public health schools in Carbondale in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Carbondale's public health schools was $21,913 per year for instate students and $32,848 per year for out of state students.
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 $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board at Carbondale-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a public health professional in Carbondale, your job prospects are good. There were 8,980 public health professionals working in Illinois and 270 working in the greater Carbondale area in 2010. The government projects that the number of public health professionals in Carbondale will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public health professional in Carbondale is $67,210 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.