Coos Bay has a total population of 15,374 and a student population of 2,206. Of these students, 2,206 are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Southwestern Oregon Community College is the largest gerontology school in Coos Bay, based on student population. In 2010, Southwestern Oregon Community College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in gerontology.
In 2009 tuition at gerontology schools in Coos Bay was $3,912 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for gerontology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,330 per year, on average, for room and board at Coos Bay-based gerontology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,272.
If you plan on staying in Coos Bay after graduating from gerontology school, you should know that job prospects for gerontologists in Coos Bay, which is the most popular gerontology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 30,660 gerontologists in Oregon, 1,430 were working in the greater Coos Bay area. The government projects that the number of gerontologists in Coos Bay will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in Coos Bay is $74,790 per year, which is higher than the average for gerontologists state-wide.