With an overall population of 563,374 and a student population of 95,293, approximately 45,943 of Seattle students attend one of Seattle's schools that offer public health programs.
Of the 1 public health schools in Seattle, the largest public health school, by student population, is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. Approximately 66 students graduated in 2010 from University of Washington-Seattle Campus with credentials in public health.
A reported 149 students graduated with credentials in public health in Seattle in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,445 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Seattle public health schools was an average of $37,120 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,035 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public health program in Seattle. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,693 per year, on average, for room and board at Seattle-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,496.
If you plan on staying in Seattle after graduating from public health school, you should know that job prospects for public health professionals in Seattle, which is the most popular public health profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 public health professionals in Washington State were working in the greater Seattle area. The number of public health professionals in Seattle is expected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
As a public health professional in Seattle, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,860 per year. This is higher than the average salary for public health professionals in the state.