With an overall population of 172,648 and a student population of 31,163, approximately 5,473 of Worcester students attend one of Worcester's schools that offer school psychology programs.
Of the 1 school psychology schools in Worcester, the largest school psychology school, by student population, is Worcester State University. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from Worcester State University with credentials in school psychology.
A reported 18 students graduated with credentials in school psychology in Worcester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,356 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Worcester school psychology schools was an average of $25,436 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $984 for school psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Worcester-based school psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $9,067 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,789.
If you plan on staying in Worcester after graduating from school psychology school, you should know that job prospects for school psychologists in Worcester, which is the most popular school psychology profession, are not very good. There were 6,480 school psychologists working in Massachusetts and 450 working in the greater Worcester area in 2010. The number of school psychologists in Worcester is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for school psychologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a school psychologist in Worcester is $56,100 per year, which is lower than the average for school psychologists state-wide.