Wilmington has a total population of 75,838 and a student population of 22,941. Of these students, 12,924 are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
The largest psychology school in Wilmington, by student population, is University of North Carolina-Wilmington. In 2010, University of North Carolina-Wilmington graduated approximately 207 students from its psychology program.
A reported 207 students graduated with credentials in psychology in Wilmington in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Wilmington's psychology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,960 per year in instate tuition and $26,842 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $934 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a psychology program in Wilmington. And if you live on campus at one of the Wilmington-based psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,798 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,687.
If you plan on staying in Wilmington after graduating from psychology school, you should know that job prospects for psychology professionals in Wilmington, which is the most popular psychology profession, are average. There were 3,800 psychology professionals working in North Carolina and 170 working in the greater Wilmington area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of psychology professionals is expected to increase by 9% in Wilmington. 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 Wilmington is $46,340 per year, which is lower than the average for psychology professionals state-wide.