South Lancaster has a general population of 1,742 and an overall student population of 468. Approximately 468 of South Lancaster's students are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Atlantic Union College is the largest gerontology school in South Lancaster, based on student population. In 2010, Atlantic Union College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in gerontology.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,570 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $960 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a gerontology program in South Lancaster. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $24,030.
If you plan on staying in South Lancaster after graduating from gerontology school, you should know that job prospects for gerontologists in South Lancaster, which is the most popular gerontology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 83,320 gerontologists in Massachusetts, 7,510 were working in the greater South Lancaster area. South Lancaster's gerontologist workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in South Lancaster is $80,120 per year, which is higher than the average for gerontologists state-wide.