Henderson has a total population of 5,670 and a student population of 2,027. Of these students, 2,027 are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Freed-Hardeman University is the largest gerontology school in Henderson, based on student population. In 2010, Freed-Hardeman University graduated approximately 0 students from its gerontology program.
In 2009 tuition at gerontology schools in Henderson was $14,998 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,000 for gerontology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Henderson-based gerontology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,090 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $24,648.
Many gerontology graduates choose to work as gerontologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Henderson, your job prospects are good. There were 61,600 gerontologists working in Tennessee and 2,060 working in the greater Henderson area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of gerontologists is expected to increase by 16% in Henderson. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in Henderson is $50,930 per year, which is lower than the average for gerontologists state-wide.