There are 2 public health schools in Columbia, South Carolina. With an overall population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204, approximately 31,465 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer public health programs.
The largest public health school in Columbia, by student population, is University of South Carolina-Columbia. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Columbia graduated approximately 28 students from its public health program.
In 2010, 72 students graduated with a public health degree from one of Columbia's public health schools. If you decide to attend one of Columbia's public health schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,982 per year in instate tuition and $31,270 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,468 for public health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbia-based public health schools, you will have an added expense of $7,022 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,101.
If you decide to work as a public health professional in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,130 public health professionals in South Carolina, 1,090 were working in the greater Columbia area. Columbia's public health professional workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
As a public health professional in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,390 per year. This is higher than the average salary for public health professionals in the state.
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086