Ruston has a general population of 20,546 and an overall student population of 11,282. Approximately 11,264 of Ruston's students are enrolled in schools that offer human resources programs.
The largest human resources school in Ruston, by student population, is Louisiana Tech University. In 2010, Louisiana Tech University graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in human resources.
A reported 17 students graduated with credentials in human resources in Ruston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,534 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ruston human resources schools was an average of $20,931 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a human resources program in Ruston. And if you live on campus at one of the Ruston-based human resources schools, you will have an added expense of $5,055 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in human resources, if you decide to work as a human resource professional in Ruston, your job prospects are average. There were 1,490 human resource professionals working in Louisiana and 40 working in the greater Ruston area in 2010. Ruston's human resource professional workforce is projected to increase by 9% 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 Ruston is $36,830 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for human resource professionals.