With an overall population of 68,889 and a student population of 11,736, approximately 3,897 of Asheville students attend one of Asheville's schools that offer psychology programs.
The largest psychology school in Asheville, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Asheville. Approximately 93 students graduated in 2010 from University of North Carolina at Asheville with credentials in psychology.
In 2010, 93 students graduated with a psychology degree in Asheville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,970 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Asheville psychology schools was an average of $26,687 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $850 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Asheville-based psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,890 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many psychology graduates choose to work as psychology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Asheville, your job prospects are average. There were 3,800 psychology professionals working in North Carolina and 120 working in the greater Asheville area in 2010. The government projects that the number of psychology professionals in Asheville will increase by 9% by the year 2018. 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 Asheville is $52,710 per year, which is lower than the average for psychology professionals state-wide.