With an overall population of 40,468 and a student population of 20,496, approximately 18,971 of Harrisonburg students attend one of Harrisonburg's schools that offer public health programs.
The largest public health school in Harrisonburg, by student population, is James Madison University. In 2010, James Madison University graduated approximately 258 students with credentials in public health.
In 2010, 258 students graduated with a public health degree from one of Harrisonburg's public health schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,302 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Harrisonburg public health schools was an average of $31,434 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $876 for public health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,690 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in public health, if you decide to work as a public health professional in Harrisonburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 5,430 public health professionals in Virginia, 80 were working in the greater Harrisonburg area. The government projects that the number of public health professionals in Harrisonburg will increase by 20% by the year 2018. 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 Harrisonburg is $88,850 per year, which is higher than the average for public health professionals state-wide.