With an overall population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211, approximately 14,211 of West Chester students attend one of West Chester's schools that offer psychology programs.
West Chester's largest psychology school is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 138 students from its psychology program.
In 2010, 175 students graduated with a psychology degree from one of West Chester's psychology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Chester psychology schools was an average of $28,299 per year in 2009.
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 psychology 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 psychology graduates choose to work as psychology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,300 psychology professionals in Pennsylvania, 1,680 were working in the greater West Chester area. West Chester's psychology professional workforce is projected to 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 West Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,200 per year. This is higher than the average salary for psychology professionals in the state.
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