If you decide that you want to get a school psychology degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 school psychology schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With an overall population of 1,517,550 and a student population of 150,997, approximately 38,708 of Philadelphia students attend one of Philadelphia's schools that offer school psychology programs.
Philadelphia's largest school psychology school is Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Approximately 40 students graduated in 2010 from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with credentials in school psychology.
A total of 83 students graduated with credentials in school psychology from school psychology schools in Philadelphia in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Philadelphia's school psychology schools was $26,398 per year for instate students and $36,268 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for school psychology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Philadelphia-based school psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $9,198 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,050.
Many school psychology graduates choose to work as school psychologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Philadelphia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 6,300 school psychologists in Pennsylvania. Of these school psychologists, 1,680 were working in the greater Philadelphia area. By the year 2018, the number of school psychologists is expected to increase by 6% in Philadelphia. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for school psychologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a school psychologist in Philadelphia is $69,200 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for school psychologists.
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