Springfield, Missouri has 2 public health schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in public health. With an overall population of 151,580 and a student population of 44,963, approximately 25,860 of Springfield students attend one of Springfield's schools that offer public health programs.
Missouri State University is the largest public health school in Springfield, based on student population. In 2010, Missouri State University graduated approximately 29 students from its public health program.
In 2010, 29 students graduated with a public health degree from one of Springfield's public health schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,248 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Springfield public health schools was an average of $25,888 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,050 for public health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,643 per year, on average, for room and board at Springfield-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,415.
After graduating with your credentials in public health, if you decide to work as a public health professional in Springfield, your job prospects are average. There were 4,410 public health professionals working in Missouri and 320 working in the greater Springfield area in 2010. The number of public health professionals in Springfield is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public health professional in Springfield is $66,310 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.
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