Bethlehem has a general population of 71,329 and an overall student population of 20,642. Approximately 6,996 of Bethlehem's students are enrolled in schools that offer school psychology programs.
Of the 1 school psychology schools in Bethlehem, the largest school psychology school, by student population, is Lehigh University. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the School Psychology program at Lehigh University.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in school psychology from school psychology schools in Bethlehem in 2010. In 2009 tuition at school psychology schools in Bethlehem was $38,630 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for school psychology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bethlehem-based school psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many school psychology graduates choose to work as school psychologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bethlehem, your job prospects are not very good. There were 6,300 school psychologists working in Pennsylvania and 250 working in the greater Bethlehem area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of school psychologists is expected to increase by 6% in Bethlehem. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for school psychologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a school psychologist in Bethlehem is $70,690 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for school psychologists.