West Chester has a general population of 17,861 and an overall student population of 14,211. Approximately 14,211 of West Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer human services programs.
The largest human services school in West Chester, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 61 students with credentials in human services.
A reported 61 students graduated with credentials in human services in West Chester in 2010. If you decide to attend one of West Chester's human services schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in instate tuition and $28,299 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,320 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a human services program in West Chester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
Many human services graduates choose to work as human services professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Chester, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 human services professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater West Chester area. By the year 2018, the number of human services professionals is expected to increase by 18% in West Chester. This projected 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 West Chester is $28,200 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for human services professionals.
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