Lexington has a general population of 260,512 and an overall student population of 45,371. Approximately 26,295 of Lexington's students are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Of the 1 gerontology schools in Lexington, the largest gerontology school, by student population, is University of Kentucky. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from University of Kentucky with credentials in gerontology.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a gerontology degree in Lexington. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,183 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lexington gerontology schools was an average of $28,738 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a gerontology program in Lexington. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,125 per year, on average, for room and board at Lexington-based gerontology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,083.
Many gerontology graduates choose to work as gerontologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lexington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 43,500 gerontologists in Kentucky. Of these gerontologists, 7,180 were working in the greater Lexington area. Lexington's gerontologist workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in Lexington is $56,110 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for gerontologists.