Morgantown has a total population of 26,809 and a student population of 29,251. Of these students, 28,898 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Of the 1 health science schools in Morgantown, the largest health science school, by student population, is West Virginia University. In 2010, West Virginia University graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a health science degree in Morgantown. If you decide to attend one of Morgantown's health science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,034 per year in instate tuition and $27,132 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,178 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health science program in Morgantown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a health science professional in Morgantown, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 18,500 health science professionals in West Virginia. Of these health science professionals, 2,450 were working in the greater Morgantown area. By the year 2018, the number of health science professionals is expected to increase by 17% in Morgantown. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Morgantown is $55,410 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.