Columbus has a general population of 711,470 and an overall student population of 105,218. Approximately 55,014 of Columbus's students are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Ohio State University-Main Campus is the largest health science school in Columbus, based on student population. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from Ohio State University-Main Campus with credentials in health science.
A reported 24 students graduated with credentials in health science in Columbus in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Columbus's health science schools was $24,159 per year for instate students and $37,731 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for health science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,468 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbus-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in health science, if you decide to work as a health science professional in Columbus, your job prospects are good. There were 118,680 health science professionals working in Ohio and 17,740 working in the greater Columbus area in 2010. The number of health science professionals in Columbus is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Columbus is $59,700 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.