Corpus Christi has a general population of 277,454 and an overall student population of 22,649. Approximately 9,468 of Corpus Christi's students are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Corpus Christi, by student population, is Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. Approximately 29 students graduated in 2010 from Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 29 students graduated with a health science degree from one of Corpus Christi's health science schools. Tuition in 2009 at Corpus Christi's health science schools was $18,197 per year for instate students and $24,845 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $966 for health science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Corpus Christi-based health science schools, you will have an added expense of $5,625 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,314.
After graduating with your credentials in health science, if you decide to work as a health science professional in Corpus Christi, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 166,240 health science professionals in Texas. Of these health science professionals, 3,400 were working in the greater Corpus Christi area. By the year 2018, the number of health science professionals is expected to increase by 32% in Corpus Christi. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Corpus Christi is $58,340 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.