Nashville has a total population of 545,524 and a student population of 52,912. Of these students, 12,506 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Nashville's largest health science school is Vanderbilt University. In 2010, Vanderbilt University graduated approximately 56 students from its health science program.
A total of 73 students graduated with credentials in health science from health science schools in Nashville in 2010. In 2009 tuition at health science schools in Nashville was $38,578 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,292 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health science program in Nashville. And if you live on campus at one of the Nashville-based health science schools, you will have an added expense of $12,650 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many health science graduates choose to work as health science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Nashville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 61,600 health science professionals in Tennessee. Of these health science professionals, 14,860 were working in the greater Nashville area. The number of health science professionals in Nashville is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Nashville is $60,210 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.