With an overall population of 67,171 and a student population of 22,765, approximately 14,575 of Bellingham students attend one of Bellingham's schools that offer health science programs.
Western Washington University is the largest health science school in Bellingham, based on student population. In 2010, Western Washington University graduated approximately 5 students from its health science program.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in health science from health science schools in Bellingham in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Bellingham's health science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,749 per year in instate tuition and $29,780 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,020 for health science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,096 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,230.
If you plan on staying in Bellingham after graduating from health science school, you should know that job prospects for health science professionals in Bellingham, which is the most popular health science profession, are good. In 2010, of the 17,250 health science professionals in Washington State, 560 were working in the greater Bellingham area. The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Bellingham will increase by 26% 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 Bellingham is $35,110 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.