With an overall population of 102,743 and a student population of 44,428, approximately 35,830 of Berkeley students attend one of Berkeley's schools that offer sociology programs.
The largest sociology school in Berkeley, by student population, is University of California-Berkeley. Approximately 213 students graduated in 2010 from University of California-Berkeley with credentials in sociology.
A reported 213 students graduated with credentials in sociology in Berkeley in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Berkeley's sociology schools was $28,312 per year for instate students and $50,981 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,307 for sociology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $15,308 per year, on average, for room and board at Berkeley-based sociology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,133.
Many sociology graduates choose to work as sociologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Berkeley, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,300 sociologists in California, 110 were working in the greater Berkeley area. Berkeley's sociologist workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for sociologists.
As a sociologist in Berkeley, you can expect to make an average salary of $82,740 per year. This is higher than the average salary for sociologists in the state.