Arlington has a total population of 189,453 and a student population of 4,947. Of these students, 3,480 are enrolled in schools that offer political science programs.
Arlington's largest political science school is Marymount University. In 2010, Marymount University graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in political science.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a political science degree in Arlington. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,620 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for political science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,745 per year, on average, for room and board at Arlington-based political science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $25,070.
After graduating with your credentials in political science, if you decide to work as a political scientist in Arlington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 470 political scientists in Virginia, 3,060 were working in the greater Arlington area. By the year 2018, the number of political scientists is expected to increase by 26% in Arlington. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for political scientists.
As a political scientist in Arlington, you can expect to make an average salary of $121,870 per year. This is higher than the average salary for political scientists in the state.