With an overall population of 77,906 and a student population of 35,548, approximately 28,699 of Tuscaloosa students attend one of Tuscaloosa's schools that offer school psychology programs.
Of the 1 school psychology schools in Tuscaloosa, the largest school psychology school, by student population, is The University of Alabama. In 2010, approximately 28 students graduated from the School Psychology program at The University of Alabama.
A total of 28 students graduated with credentials in school psychology from school psychology schools in Tuscaloosa in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Tuscaloosa's school psychology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,565 per year in instate tuition and $33,765 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for school psychology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,894 per year, on average, for room and board at Tuscaloosa-based school psychology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a school psychologist in Tuscaloosa, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 850 school psychologists in Alabama. Of these school psychologists, 40 were working in the greater Tuscaloosa area. The government projects that the number of school psychologists in Tuscaloosa will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for school psychologists.
As a school psychologist in Tuscaloosa, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,460 per year. This is lower than the average salary for school psychologists in the state.