Huntington has a total population of 51,475 and a student population of 18,752. Of these students, 13,776 are enrolled in schools that offer human resources programs.
Of the 1 human resources schools in Huntington, the largest human resources school, by student population, is Marshall University. In 2010, Marshall University graduated approximately 49 students with credentials in human resources.
In 2010, 49 students graduated with a human resources degree in Huntington. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,668 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntington human resources schools was an average of $23,914 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for human resources related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntington-based human resources schools, you will have an added expense of $7,556 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,116.
Many human resources graduates choose to work as human resource professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Huntington, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 human resource professionals in West Virginia were working in the greater Huntington area. The number of human resource professionals in Huntington is expected to decrease by -12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for human resource professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human resource professional in Huntington is $29,080 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for human resource professionals.