West Lafayette has a general population of 28,778 and an overall student population of 41,052. Approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
Purdue University-Main Campus is the largest psychology school in West Lafayette, based on student population. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 216 students with credentials in psychology.
In 2010, 216 students graduated with a psychology degree from one of West Lafayette's psychology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,638 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Lafayette psychology schools was an average of $37,118 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,220 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board at West Lafayette-based psychology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
Many psychology graduates choose to work as psychology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Lafayette, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,570 psychology professionals in Indiana. Of these psychology professionals, 30 were working in the greater West Lafayette area. The government projects that the number of psychology professionals in West Lafayette will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in West Lafayette is $67,400 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for psychology professionals.