With an overall population of 51,475 and a student population of 18,752, approximately 13,776 of Huntington students attend one of Huntington's schools that offer psychology programs.
Marshall University is the largest psychology school in Huntington, based on student population. In 2010, Marshall University graduated approximately 128 students from its psychology program.
A total of 147 students graduated with credentials in psychology from psychology schools in Huntington in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Huntington's psychology schools was $16,668 per year for instate students and $23,914 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for psychology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntington-based psychology 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 psychology graduates choose to work as psychology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Huntington, your job prospects are not very good. There were 850 psychology professionals working in West Virginia and 120 working in the greater Huntington area in 2010. The number of psychology professionals in Huntington is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
As a psychology professional in Huntington, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,350 per year. This is higher than the average salary for psychology professionals in the state.