With an overall population of 39,573 and a student population of 31,581, approximately 30,870 of Blacksburg students attend one of Blacksburg's schools that offer political science programs.
The largest political science school in Blacksburg, by student population, is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 2010, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduated approximately 189 students with credentials in political science.
In 2010, 189 students graduated with a political science degree from one of Blacksburg's political science schools. If you decide to attend one of Blacksburg's political science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,565 per year in instate tuition and $32,838 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,080 for political science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Blacksburg-based political science schools, you will have an added expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,985.
After graduating with your credentials in political science, if you decide to work as a political scientist in Blacksburg, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of political scientists in Blacksburg will increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for political scientists.
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