Springfield has a total population of 111,454 and a student population of 14,629. Of these students, 4,977 are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Springfield's largest public health school is University of Illinois at Springfield. In 2010, University of Illinois at Springfield graduated approximately 12 students from its public health program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a public health degree from one of Springfield's public health schools. Tuition in 2009 at Springfield's public health schools was $19,740 per year for instate students and $27,060 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for public health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,200 per year, on average, for room and board at Springfield-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Springfield after graduating from public health school, you should know that job prospects for public health professionals in Springfield, which is the most popular public health profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 32 public health professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Springfield area. Springfield's public health professional workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
As a public health professional in Springfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $78,030 per year. This is higher than the average salary for public health professionals in the state.