Austin has a total population of 656,562 and a student population of 105,227. Of these students, 50,995 are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Austin's largest public health school is The University of Texas at Austin. In 2010, The University of Texas at Austin graduated approximately 8 students from its public health program.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in public health from public health schools in Austin in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,874 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Austin public health schools was an average of $43,950 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $860 for public health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Austin-based public health schools, you will have an added expense of $9,602 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,272.
If you decide to work as a public health professional in Austin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 20,570 public health professionals in Texas, 850 were working in the greater Austin area. By the year 2018, the number of public health professionals is expected to increase by 24% in Austin. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public health professional in Austin is $76,540 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.