Westfield has a total population of 40,072 and a student population of 5,675. Of these students, 5,675 are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
Westfield State University is the largest psychology school in Westfield, based on student population. In 2010, Westfield State University graduated approximately 84 students with credentials in psychology.
In 2010, 89 students graduated with a psychology degree from one of Westfield's psychology schools. If you decide to attend one of Westfield's psychology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,956 per year in instate tuition and $24,036 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $950 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Westfield-based psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,240 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,566.
If you plan on staying in Westfield after graduating from psychology school, you should know that job prospects for psychology professionals in Westfield, which is the most popular psychology profession, are not very good. There were 6,480 psychology professionals working in Massachusetts and 620 working in the greater Westfield area in 2010. The number of psychology professionals in Westfield is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
As a psychology professional in Westfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $82,680 per year. This is higher than the average salary for psychology professionals in the state.