Chico has a total population of 59,954 and a student population of 16,934. Of these students, 16,934 are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
The largest psychology school in Chico, by student population, is California State University-Chico. Approximately 237 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Chico with credentials in psychology.
In 2010, 237 students graduated with a psychology degree in Chico. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,160 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chico psychology schools was an average of $31,320 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,656 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board at Chico-based psychology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
After graduating with your credentials in psychology, if you decide to work as a psychology professional in Chico, your job prospects are not very good. There were 22,100 psychology professionals working in California and 50 working in the greater Chico area in 2010. The number of psychology professionals in Chico is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Chico is $61,140 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for psychology professionals.