With an overall population of 240,055 and a student population of 21,515, approximately 8,399 of Jersey City students attend one of Jersey City's schools that offer school psychology programs.
Jersey City's largest school psychology school is New Jersey City University. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from New Jersey City University with credentials in school psychology.
A total of 23 students graduated with credentials in school psychology from school psychology schools in Jersey City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,335 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jersey City school psychology schools was an average of $31,613 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,988 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a school psychology program in Jersey City. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,043 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $14,501.
Many school psychology graduates choose to work as school psychologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jersey City, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 5,450 school psychologists in New Jersey, 5,820 were working in the greater Jersey City area. By the year 2018, the number of school psychologists is expected to increase by 4% in Jersey City. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for school psychologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a school psychologist in Jersey City is $80,790 per year, which is higher than the average for school psychologists state-wide.