Wilmington has a general population of 75,838 and an overall student population of 22,941. Approximately 12,924 of Wilmington's students are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Of the 1 public health schools in Wilmington, the largest public health school, by student population, is University of North Carolina-Wilmington. In 2010, approximately 18 students graduated from the Public Health program at University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
A reported 18 students graduated with credentials in public health in Wilmington in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,960 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Wilmington public health schools was an average of $26,842 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $934 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public health program in Wilmington. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,798 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,687.
Many public health graduates choose to work as public health professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wilmington, your job prospects are good. There were 7,590 public health professionals working in North Carolina and 260 working in the greater Wilmington area in 2010. The government projects that the number of public health professionals in Wilmington will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public health professional in Wilmington is $77,450 per year, which is lower than the average for public health professionals state-wide.