Hickory has a general population of 37,222 and an overall student population of 7,202. Approximately 1,674 of Hickory's students are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
Hickory's largest psychology school is Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 2010, Lenoir-Rhyne University graduated approximately 16 students from its psychology program.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a psychology degree in Hickory. If you decide to attend a psychology school in Hickory, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,200.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,160 for psychology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hickory-based psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,210.
Many psychology graduates choose to work as psychology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hickory, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 3,800 psychology professionals in North Carolina, 180 were working in the greater Hickory area. By the year 2018, the number of psychology professionals is expected to increase by 9% in Hickory. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Hickory is $55,240 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for psychology professionals.