Cambridge has a total population of 101,355 and a student population of 49,996. Of these students, 27,651 are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Of the 1 public health schools in Cambridge, the largest public health school, by student population, is Harvard University. Approximately 271 students graduated in 2010 from Harvard University with credentials in public health.
In 2010, 498 students graduated with a public health degree from one of Cambridge's public health schools. In 2009 tuition at public health schools in Cambridge was $37,012 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public health program in Cambridge. And if you live on campus at one of the Cambridge-based public health schools, you will have an added expense of $11,856 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in public health, if you decide to work as a public health professional in Cambridge, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 9,040 public health professionals in Massachusetts. Of these public health professionals, 5,190 were working in the greater Cambridge area. By the year 2018, the number of public health professionals is expected to increase by 11% in Cambridge. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.