With an overall population of 17,254 and a student population of 9,181, approximately 5,951 of Beckley students attend one of Beckley's schools that offer public health programs.
The largest public health school in Beckley, by student population, is Mountain State University. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Public Health program at Mountain State University.
If you decide to attend a public health school in Beckley, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $6,900.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,530 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public health program in Beckley. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,116 per year, on average, for room and board at Beckley-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,930.
Many public health graduates choose to work as public health professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Beckley, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 public health professionals in West Virginia were working in the greater Beckley area. By the year 2018, the number of public health professionals is expected to increase by 8% in Beckley. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
As a public health professional in Beckley, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,390 per year. This is higher than the average salary for public health professionals in the state.