Providence has a general population of 173,618 and an overall student population of 36,049. Approximately 8,574 of Providence's students are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
The largest public health school in Providence, by student population, is Brown University. In 2010, approximately 32 students graduated from the Public Health program at Brown University.
In 2010, 54 students graduated with a public health degree in Providence. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $38,848 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,266 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public health program in Providence. And if you live on campus at one of the Providence-based public health schools, you will have an added expense of $10,280 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a public health professional in Providence, your job prospects are average. There were 890 public health professionals working in Rhode Island and 1,370 working in the greater Providence area in 2010. The number of public health professionals in Providence is expected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. 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 Providence is $94,730 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.