With an overall population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017, approximately 9,017 of California students attend one of California's schools that offer psychology programs.
California's largest psychology school is California University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, California University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 64 students from its psychology program.
A reported 80 students graduated with credentials in psychology in California in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,359 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all California psychology schools was an average of $23,693 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for psychology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
Many psychology graduates choose to work as psychology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in California, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 psychology professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater California area. The government projects that the number of psychology professionals in California will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
As a psychology professional in California, you can expect to make an average salary of $59,780 per year. This is higher than the average salary for psychology professionals in the state.
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