With an overall population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017, approximately 9,017 of California students attend one of California's schools that offer school psychology programs.
California's largest school psychology school is California University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from California University of Pennsylvania with credentials in school psychology.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in school psychology from school psychology schools in California in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at California's school psychology schools was $20,359 per year for instate students and $23,693 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for school psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board at California-based school psychology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
After graduating with your credentials in school psychology, if you decide to work as a school psychologist in California, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 school psychologists in Pennsylvania were working in the greater California area. The number of school psychologists in California is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. 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 California is $59,780 per year, which is higher than the average for school psychologists state-wide.