With an overall population of 15,414 and a student population of 11,357, approximately 11,357 of Ellensburg students attend one of Ellensburg's schools that offer human services programs.
The largest human services school in Ellensburg, by student population, is Central Washington University. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Human Services program at Central Washington University.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a human services degree in Ellensburg. Tuition in 2009 at Ellensburg's human services schools was $19,070 per year for instate students and $29,333 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for human services related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ellensburg-based human services schools, you will have an added expense of $8,460 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Ellensburg after graduating from human services school, you should know that job prospects for human services professionals in Ellensburg, which is the most popular human services profession, are good. In 2010, there were 8,150 human services professionals in Washington State. Of these human services professionals, 280 were working in the greater Ellensburg area. The number of human services professionals in Ellensburg is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for human services professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human services professional in Ellensburg is $26,570 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for human services professionals.