Fort Myers has a general population of 48,208 and an overall student population of 31,789. Approximately 11,092 of Fort Myers's students are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
The largest psychology school in Fort Myers, by student population, is Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2010, Florida Gulf Coast University graduated approximately 46 students from its psychology program.
In 2010, 46 students graduated with a psychology degree in Fort Myers. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,679 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fort Myers psychology schools was an average of $31,938 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Myers-based psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,037.
After graduating with your credentials in psychology, if you decide to work as a psychology professional in Fort Myers, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,980 psychology professionals in Florida, 80 were working in the greater Fort Myers area. Fort Myers's psychology professional workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Fort Myers is $75,780 per year, which is higher than the average for psychology professionals state-wide.