With an overall population of 142,990 and a student population of 4,508, approximately 4,355 of Aurora students attend one of Aurora's schools that offer human services programs.
The largest human services school in Aurora, by student population, is Aurora University. Approximately 184 students graduated in 2010 from Aurora University with credentials in human services.
A total of 184 students graduated with credentials in human services from human services schools in Aurora in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,200 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a human services program in Aurora. And if you live on campus at one of the Aurora-based human services schools, you will have an added expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,078.
Many human services graduates choose to work as human services professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Aurora, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 human services professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Aurora area. The government projects that the number of human services professionals in Aurora will increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for human services professionals.
As a human services professional in Aurora, you can expect to make an average salary of $27,630 per year. This is higher than the average salary for human services professionals in the state.