With an overall population of 44,779 and a student population of 19,061, approximately 15,300 of Hattiesburg students attend one of Hattiesburg's schools that offer nutrition programs.
Of the 1 nutrition schools in Hattiesburg, the largest nutrition school, by student population, is University of Southern Mississippi. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from University of Southern Mississippi with credentials in nutrition.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a nutrition degree in Hattiesburg. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,412 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hattiesburg nutrition schools was an average of $24,062 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nutrition program in Hattiesburg. And if you live on campus at one of the Hattiesburg-based nutrition schools, you will have an added expense of $6,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,212.
After graduating with your credentials in nutrition, if you decide to work as a nutritionist in Hattiesburg, your job prospects are good. There were 630 nutritionists working in Mississippi and 40 working in the greater Hattiesburg area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of nutritionists is expected to increase by 14% in Hattiesburg. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nutritionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nutritionist in Hattiesburg is $46,800 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nutritionists.