Chicopee has a total population of 54,653 and a student population of 1,260. Of these students, 1,260 are enrolled in schools that offer human services programs.
Chicopee's largest human services school is College of Our Lady of the Elms. In 2010, College of Our Lady of the Elms graduated approximately 19 students with credentials in human services.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a human services degree from one of Chicopee's human services schools. In 2009 tuition at human services schools in Chicopee was $26,260 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for human services related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chicopee-based human services schools, you will have an added expense of $9,446 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,260.
If you plan on staying in Chicopee after graduating from human services school, you should know that job prospects for human services professionals in Chicopee, which is the most popular human services profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 human services professionals in Massachusetts were working in the greater Chicopee area. Chicopee's human services professional workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for human services professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human services professional in Chicopee is $28,240 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for human services professionals.