With an overall population of 563,662 and a student population of 53,380, approximately 21,011 of El Paso students attend one of El Paso's schools that offer health science programs.
El Paso's largest health science school is The University of Texas at El Paso. In 2010, The University of Texas at El Paso graduated approximately 6 students from its health science program.
A reported 11 students graduated with credentials in health science in El Paso in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,115 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all El Paso health science schools was an average of $27,475 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,064 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health science program in El Paso. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,203 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,771.
If you plan on staying in El Paso after graduating from health science school, you should know that job prospects for health science professionals in El Paso, which is the most popular health science profession, are good. There were 166,240 health science professionals working in Texas and 4,760 working in the greater El Paso area in 2010. The government projects that the number of health science professionals in El Paso will increase by 32% by the year 2018. 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 El Paso is $61,550 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.