Conway has a general population of 11,788 and an overall student population of 15,612. Approximately 8,360 of Conway's students are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Conway's largest gerontology school is Coastal Carolina University. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Gerontology program at Coastal Carolina University.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,686 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Conway gerontology schools was an average of $31,506 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,071 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a gerontology program in Conway. And if you live on campus at one of the Conway-based gerontology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in gerontology, if you decide to work as a gerontologist in Conway, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 38,400 gerontologists in South Carolina. Of these gerontologists, 1,560 were working in the greater Conway area. By the year 2018, the number of gerontologists is expected to increase by 25% in Conway. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in Conway is $52,140 per year, which is lower than the average for gerontologists state-wide.