Albuquerque has a general population of 448,607 and an overall student population of 58,195. Approximately 27,241 of Albuquerque's students are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
University of New Mexico-Main Campus is the largest public health school in Albuquerque, based on student population. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from University of New Mexico-Main Campus with credentials in public health.
A total of 20 students graduated with credentials in public health from public health schools in Albuquerque in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,197 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Albuquerque public health schools was an average of $29,350 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $920 for public health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,738 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,451.
After graduating with your credentials in public health, if you decide to work as a public health professional in Albuquerque, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,600 public health professionals in New Mexico. Of these public health professionals, 690 were working in the greater Albuquerque area. By the year 2018, the number of public health professionals is expected to increase by 16% in Albuquerque. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.