Valparaiso has a general population of 27,428 and an overall student population of 4,144. Approximately 4,065 of Valparaiso's students are enrolled in schools that offer human services programs.
Of the 1 human services schools in Valparaiso, the largest human services school, by student population, is Valparaiso University. In 2010, approximately 11 students graduated from the Human Services program at Valparaiso University.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a human services degree in Valparaiso. In 2009 tuition at human services schools in Valparaiso was $28,320 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a human services program in Valparaiso. And if you live on campus at one of the Valparaiso-based human services schools, you will have an added expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
Many human services graduates choose to work as human services professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Valparaiso, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,650 human services professionals in Indiana. Of these human services professionals, 400 were working in the greater Valparaiso area. By the year 2018, the number of human services professionals is expected to increase by 24% in Valparaiso. This anticipated 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 Valparaiso is $22,800 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for human services professionals.