If you are interested in pursuing health science, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 health science schools in Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington has a general population of 260,512 and an overall student population of 45,371. Approximately 26,340 of Lexington's students are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
University of Kentucky is the largest health science school in Lexington, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Health Science program at University of Kentucky.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a health science degree in Lexington. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,183 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lexington health science schools was an average of $28,738 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,450 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lexington-based health science schools, you will have an added expense of $9,125 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,446.
Many health science graduates choose to work as health science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lexington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 43,500 health science professionals in Kentucky, 7,180 were working in the greater Lexington area. The number of health science professionals in Lexington is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Lexington is $56,110 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.