Rensselaer has a general population of 5,294 and an overall student population of 1,011. Approximately 1,011 of Rensselaer's students are enrolled in schools that offer human services programs.
The largest human services school in Rensselaer, by student population, is Saint Josephs College. In 2010, Saint Josephs College graduated approximately 3 students from its human services program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a human services degree from one of Rensselaer's human services schools. In 2009 tuition at human services schools in Rensselaer was $24,530 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for human services related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rensselaer-based human services schools, you will have an added expense of $7,420 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in human services, if you decide to work as a human services professional in Rensselaer, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,650 human services professionals in Indiana, 400 were working in the greater Rensselaer area. The government projects that the number of human services professionals in Rensselaer will increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for human services professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human services professional in Rensselaer is $22,800 per year, which is lower than the average for human services professionals state-wide.