Hickory has a general population of 37,222 and an overall student population of 7,202. Approximately 1,674 of Hickory's students are enrolled in schools that offer sociology programs.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is the largest sociology school in Hickory, based on student population. Approximately 8 students graduated in 2010 from Lenoir-Rhyne University with credentials in sociology.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a sociology degree in Hickory. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,200 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,160 for sociology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hickory-based sociology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,210.
If you plan on staying in Hickory after graduating from sociology school, you should know that job prospects for sociologists in Hickory, which is the most popular sociology profession, are good. By the year 2018, the number of sociologists is expected to increase by 25% in Hickory. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for sociologists.