With an overall population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814, approximately 4,814 of Chester students attend one of Chester's schools that offer psychology programs.
Chester's largest psychology school is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, Widener University-Main Campus graduated approximately 69 students from its psychology program.
A reported 127 students graduated with credentials in psychology in Chester in 2010. If you decide to attend a psychology school in Chester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,840.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a psychology program in Chester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
If you plan on staying in Chester after graduating from psychology school, you should know that job prospects for psychology professionals in Chester, which is the most popular psychology profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,300 psychology professionals in Pennsylvania, 1,680 were working in the greater Chester area. The number of psychology professionals in Chester is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Chester is $69,200 per year, which is higher than the average for psychology professionals state-wide.