Cleveland has a general population of 478,403 and an overall student population of 72,373. Approximately 16,216 of Cleveland's students are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Cleveland State University is the largest gerontology school in Cleveland, based on student population. In 2010, Cleveland State University graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in gerontology.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in gerontology in Cleveland in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Cleveland's gerontology schools was $22,300 per year for instate students and $25,043 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a gerontology program in Cleveland. And if you live on campus at one of the Cleveland-based gerontology schools, you will have an added expense of $10,250 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,070.
Many gerontology graduates choose to work as gerontologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cleveland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 118,680 gerontologists in Ohio, 28,530 were working in the greater Cleveland area. The number of gerontologists in Cleveland is expected to increase by 17% 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 Cleveland is $61,190 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for gerontologists.