With an overall population of 105,167 and a student population of 14,517, approximately 13,602 of Lowell students attend one of Lowell's schools that offer psychology programs.
University of Massachusetts-Lowell is the largest psychology school in Lowell, based on student population. In 2010, University of Massachusetts-Lowell graduated approximately 145 students with credentials in psychology.
In 2010, 164 students graduated with a psychology degree from one of Lowell's psychology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,148 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lowell psychology schools was an average of $34,168 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a psychology program in Lowell. And if you live on campus at one of the Lowell-based psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,475 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,513.
If you decide to work as a psychology professional in Lowell, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 30 psychology professionals in Massachusetts were working in the greater Lowell area. By the year 2018, the number of psychology professionals is expected to increase by 5% in Lowell. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Lowell is $81,130 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for psychology professionals.