Murfreesboro has a total population of 68,816 and a student population of 25,929. Of these students, 25,188 are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Murfreesboro's largest gerontology school is Middle Tennessee State University. In 2010, Middle Tennessee State University graduated approximately 2 students from its gerontology program.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in gerontology from gerontology schools in Murfreesboro in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Murfreesboro's gerontology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,878 per year in instate tuition and $28,806 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for gerontology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,754 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
If you plan on staying in Murfreesboro after graduating from gerontology school, you should know that job prospects for gerontologists in Murfreesboro, which is the most popular gerontology profession, are good. In 2010, there were 61,600 gerontologists in Tennessee. Of these gerontologists, 14,860 were working in the greater Murfreesboro area. Murfreesboro's gerontologist workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in Murfreesboro is $60,210 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for gerontologists.