Columbia has a total population of 84,531 and a student population of 48,122. Of these students, 31,237 are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Of the 1 public health schools in Columbia, the largest public health school, by student population, is University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2010, University of Missouri-Columbia graduated approximately 66 students from its public health program.
A total of 66 students graduated with credentials in public health from public health schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,741 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Columbia public health schools was an average of $31,832 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,040 for public health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbia-based public health schools, you will have an added expense of $8,150 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 Columbia, your job prospects are average. There were 4,410 public health professionals working in Missouri and 170 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. The number of public health professionals in Columbia is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
As a public health professional in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,930 per year. This is higher than the average salary for public health professionals in the state.