Bristol has a total population of 17,367 and a student population of 653. Of these students, 577 are enrolled in schools that offer human services programs.
Virginia Intermont College is the largest human services school in Bristol, based on student population. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Virginia Intermont College with credentials in human services.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a human services degree in Bristol. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,323 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a human services program in Bristol. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,324 per year, on average, for room and board at Bristol-based human services schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,323.
Many human services graduates choose to work as human services professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bristol, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 6,180 human services professionals in Virginia, 160 were working in the greater Bristol area. The number of human services professionals in Bristol is expected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for human services professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human services professional in Bristol is $22,630 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for human services professionals.