Dekalb's largest public health school is Northern Illinois University. In 2010, Northern Illinois University graduated approximately 118 students from its public health program.
In 2010, 135 students graduated with a public health degree in Dekalb. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,700 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Dekalb public health schools was an average of $30,444 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for public health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dekalb-based public health schools, you will have an added expense of $9,588 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Dekalb after graduating from public health school, you should know that job prospects for public health professionals in Dekalb, which is the most popular public health profession, are good. By the year 2018, the number of public health professionals is expected to increase by 16% in Dekalb. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.