Boone has a total population of 13,472 and a student population of 16,968. Of these students, 16,968 are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Boone's largest gerontology school is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 3 students from its gerontology program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a gerontology degree from one of Boone's gerontology schools. Tuition in 2009 at Boone's gerontology schools was $14,391 per year for instate students and $25,012 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for gerontology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Boone-based gerontology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in gerontology, if you decide to work as a gerontologist in Boone, your job prospects are good. There were 84,300 gerontologists working in North Carolina and 3,560 working in the greater Boone area in 2010. Boone's gerontologist workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in Boone is $53,110 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for gerontologists.