If you decide that you want to get a human resources degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 human resources schools in Albany, New York. Albany has a total population of 95,658 and a student population of 67,683. Of these students, 18,795 are enrolled in schools that offer human resources programs.
Of the 2 human resources schools in Albany, the largest human resources school, by student population, is Bryant and Stratton College-Albany and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2010, Bryant and Stratton College-Albany graduated approximately 5 students from its human resources program.
A reported 7 students graduated with credentials in human resources in Albany in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Albany's human resources schools was $19,728 per year for instate students and $27,628 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a human resources program in Albany. And if you live on campus at one of the Albany-based human resources schools, you will have an added expense of $10,238 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,809.
If you plan on staying in Albany after graduating from human resources school, you should know that job prospects for human resource professionals in Albany, which is the most popular human resources profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 9,670 human resource professionals in New York, 530 were working in the greater Albany area. By the year 2018, the number of human resource professionals is expected to decrease by -12% in Albany. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for human resource professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human resource professional in Albany is $36,540 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for human resource professionals.