With an overall population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204, approximately 28,482 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer clinical psychology programs.
University of South Carolina-Columbia is the largest clinical psychology school in Columbia, based on student population. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Columbia graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in clinical psychology.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a clinical psychology degree from one of Columbia's clinical psychology schools. Tuition in 2009 at Columbia's clinical psychology schools was $21,490 per year for instate students and $36,066 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $936 for clinical psychology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,872 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based clinical psychology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,162.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from clinical psychology school, you should know that job prospects for clinical psychologists in Columbia, which is the most popular clinical psychology profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 clinical psychologists in South Carolina were working in the greater Columbia area. The number of clinical psychologists in Columbia is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for clinical psychologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a clinical psychologist in Columbia is $61,490 per year, which is higher than the average for clinical psychologists state-wide.