Mankato has a general population of 32,427 and an overall student population of 19,692. Approximately 14,955 of Mankato's students are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Mankato's largest public health school is Minnesota State University-Mankato. Approximately 61 students graduated in 2010 from Minnesota State University-Mankato with credentials in public health.
In 2010, 61 students graduated with a public health degree in Mankato. If you decide to attend one of Mankato's public health schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,601 per year in instate tuition and $22,033 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $856 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public health program in Mankato. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,322 per year, on average, for room and board at Mankato-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,777.
If you plan on staying in Mankato after graduating from public health school, you should know that job prospects for public health professionals in Mankato, which is the most popular public health profession, are good. In 2010, there were 6,020 public health professionals in Minnesota. Of these public health professionals, 310 were working in the greater Mankato area. The government projects that the number of public health professionals in Mankato will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Mankato is $79,720 per year, which is lower than the average for public health professionals state-wide.