Athens has a general population of 100,266 and an overall student population of 40,242. Approximately 34,885 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer school psychology programs.
Athens's largest school psychology school is University of Georgia. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated approximately 49 students with credentials in school psychology.
In 2010, 49 students graduated with a school psychology degree from one of Athens's school psychology schools. Tuition in 2009 at Athens's school psychology schools was $18,000 per year for instate students and $36,210 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $960 for school psychology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based school psychology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many school psychology graduates choose to work as school psychologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,790 school psychologists in Georgia, 50 were working in the greater Athens area. By the year 2018, the number of school psychologists is expected to increase by 26% in Athens. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for school psychologists.
As a school psychologist in Athens, you can expect to make an average salary of $63,970 per year. This is lower than the average salary for school psychologists in the state.