With an overall population of 21,491 and a student population of 13,984, approximately 13,940 of Edwardsville students attend one of Edwardsville's schools that offer psychology programs.
Edwardsville's largest psychology school is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In 2010, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduated approximately 180 students from its psychology program.
In 2010, 191 students graduated with a psychology degree in Edwardsville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,531 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Edwardsville psychology schools was an average of $33,833 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $715 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,470 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $17,070.
If you plan on staying in Edwardsville after graduating from psychology school, you should know that job prospects for psychology professionals in Edwardsville, which is the most popular psychology profession, are average. There were 5,640 psychology professionals working in Illinois and 850 working in the greater Edwardsville area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of psychology professionals is expected to increase by 10% in Edwardsville. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Edwardsville is $67,240 per year, which is higher than the average for psychology professionals state-wide.