Fairfax has a general population of 21,498 and an overall student population of 32,304. Approximately 32,067 of Fairfax's students are enrolled in schools that offer political science programs.
Of the 1 political science schools in Fairfax, the largest political science school, by student population, is George Mason University. Approximately 208 students graduated in 2010 from George Mason University with credentials in political science.
A reported 232 students graduated with credentials in political science in Fairfax in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fairfax's political science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in instate tuition and $35,298 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for political science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fairfax-based political science schools, you will have an added expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
After graduating with your credentials in political science, if you decide to work as a political scientist in Fairfax, your job prospects are good. There were 470 political scientists working in Virginia and 3,060 working in the greater Fairfax area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of political scientists is expected to increase by 26% in Fairfax. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for political scientists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a political scientist in Fairfax is $121,870 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for political scientists.