Athens has a general population of 13,220 and an overall student population of 1,355. Approximately 1,070 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
Tennessee Wesleyan College is the largest psychology school in Athens, based on student population. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from Tennessee Wesleyan College with credentials in psychology.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a psychology degree in Athens. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,600 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based psychology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Athens after graduating from psychology school, you should know that job prospects for psychology professionals in Athens, which is the most popular psychology profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 13 psychology professionals in Tennessee were working in the greater Athens area. The number of psychology professionals in Athens is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Athens is $57,520 per year, which is higher than the average for psychology professionals state-wide.