Abilene has a general population of 115,930 and an overall student population of 8,874. Approximately 4,813 of Abilene's students are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Of the 1 gerontology schools in Abilene, the largest gerontology school, by student population, is Abilene Christian University. In 2010, Abilene Christian University graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in gerontology.
A reported 1 students graduated with credentials in gerontology in Abilene in 2010. If you decide to attend a gerontology school in Abilene, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $20,290.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a gerontology program in Abilene. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,510 per year, on average, for room and board at Abilene-based gerontology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many gerontology graduates choose to work as gerontologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Abilene, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 166,240 gerontologists in Texas, 1,460 were working in the greater Abilene area. The number of gerontologists in Abilene is expected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
As a gerontologist in Abilene, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,160 per year. This is lower than the average salary for gerontologists in the state.