West Long Branch has a general population of 8,258 and an overall student population of 6,499. Approximately 6,499 of West Long Branch's students are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
The largest gerontology school in West Long Branch, by student population, is Monmouth University. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Gerontology program at Monmouth University.
If you decide to attend a gerontology school in West Long Branch, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $25,014.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for gerontology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Long Branch-based gerontology schools, you will have an added expense of $10,342 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,921.
Many gerontology graduates choose to work as gerontologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Long Branch, your job prospects are good. There were 79,500 gerontologists working in New Jersey and 18,490 working in the greater West Long Branch area in 2010. West Long Branch's gerontologist workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in West Long Branch is $75,250 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for gerontologists.