Swarthmore has a total population of 6,170 and a student population of 1,525. Of these students, 1,525 are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
Swarthmore College is the largest psychology school in Swarthmore, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Psychology program at Swarthmore College.
A reported 32 students graduated with credentials in psychology in Swarthmore in 2010. In 2009 tuition at psychology schools in Swarthmore was $37,860 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,150 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a psychology program in Swarthmore. And if you live on campus at one of the Swarthmore-based psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $11,740 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Swarthmore after graduating from psychology school, you should know that job prospects for psychology professionals in Swarthmore, 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 Swarthmore area. Swarthmore's psychology professional workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Swarthmore is $69,200 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for psychology professionals.