With an overall population of 25,944 and a student population of 2,476, approximately 2,476 of Columbus students attend one of Columbus's schools that offer psychology programs.
Of the 1 psychology schools in Columbus, the largest psychology school, by student population, is Mississippi University for Women. Approximately 24 students graduated in 2010 from Mississippi University for Women with credentials in psychology.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a psychology degree in Columbus. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,802 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Columbus psychology schools was an average of $21,430 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a psychology program in Columbus. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbus-based psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $5,164 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,638.
Many psychology graduates choose to work as psychology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbus, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,140 psychology professionals in Mississippi, 150 were working in the greater Columbus area. The government projects that the number of psychology professionals in Columbus will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Columbus is $44,240 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for psychology professionals.