With an overall population of 77,145 and a student population of 38,972, approximately 24,576 of Kalamazoo students attend one of Kalamazoo's schools that offer sports psychology programs.
The largest sports psychology school in Kalamazoo, by student population, is Western Michigan University. In 2010, Western Michigan University graduated approximately 3 students from its sports psychology program.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in sports psychology in Kalamazoo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,298 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kalamazoo sports psychology schools was an average of $31,418 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for sports psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Kalamazoo-based sports psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,770.
Many sports psychology graduates choose to work as sports psychologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Kalamazoo, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,950 sports psychologists in Michigan. Of these sports psychologists, 80 were working in the greater Kalamazoo area. The number of sports psychologists in Kalamazoo is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for sports psychologists.