Allentown has a total population of 106,632 and a student population of 5,807. Of these students, 1,887 are enrolled in schools that offer human services programs.
Of the 1 human services schools in Allentown, the largest human services school, by student population, is Cedar Crest College. In 2010, Cedar Crest College graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in human services.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a human services degree from one of Allentown's human services schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,135 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for human services related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Allentown-based human services schools, you will have an added expense of $9,321 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,735.
Many human services graduates choose to work as human services professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Allentown, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 22 human services professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Allentown area. By the year 2018, the number of human services professionals is expected to increase by 18% in Allentown. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for human services professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human services professional in Allentown is $28,160 per year, which is higher than the average for human services professionals state-wide.
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