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 public health programs.
Morgantown's largest public health school is West Virginia University. In 2010, West Virginia University graduated approximately 28 students with credentials in public health.
In 2010, 38 students graduated with a public health degree from one of Morgantown's public health schools. If you decide to attend one of Morgantown's public health 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 public health 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 at Morgantown-based public health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many public health graduates choose to work as public health professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Morgantown, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,800 public health professionals in West Virginia, 230 were working in the greater Morgantown area. By the year 2018, the number of public health professionals is expected to increase by 8% in Morgantown. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
As a public health professional in Morgantown, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,110 per year. This is lower than the average salary for public health professionals in the state.