With an overall population of 100,266 and a student population of 40,242, approximately 34,885 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer human resources programs.
Athens's largest human resources school is University of Georgia. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated approximately 21 students from its human resources program.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in human resources from human resources schools in Athens in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Athens's human resources schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,000 per year in instate tuition and $36,210 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $960 for human resources related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many human resources graduates choose to work as human resource professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 5,310 human resource professionals in Georgia. Of these human resource professionals, 80 were working in the greater Athens area. Athens's human resource professional workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for human resource professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human resource professional in Athens is $29,370 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for human resource professionals.