West Chester has a total population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211. Of these students, 14,211 are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
The largest public health school in West Chester, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, approximately 58 students graduated from the Public Health program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
A total of 58 students graduated with credentials in public health from public health schools in West Chester in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at West Chester's public health schools was $19,967 per year for instate students and $28,299 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,320 for public health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
Many public health graduates choose to work as public health professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Chester, your job prospects are average. There were 14,200 public health professionals working in Pennsylvania and 5,050 working in the greater West Chester area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of public health professionals is expected to increase by 8% in West Chester. This anticipated 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 West Chester is $87,790 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.