With an overall population of 173,618 and a student population of 36,049, approximately 9,260 of Providence students attend one of Providence's schools that offer school psychology programs.
The largest school psychology school in Providence, by student population, is Rhode Island College. In 2010, Rhode Island College graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in school psychology.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in school psychology in Providence in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Providence's school psychology schools was $17,666 per year for instate students and $26,746 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a school psychology program in Providence. And if you live on campus at one of the Providence-based school psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,818 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,608.
After graduating with your credentials in school psychology, if you decide to work as a school psychologist in Providence, your job prospects are not very good. There were 650 school psychologists working in Rhode Island and 510 working in the greater Providence area in 2010. Providence's school psychologist workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. 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 Providence is $74,310 per year, which is the same as the average for school psychologists state-wide.