Fairfax has a total population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304. Of these students, 32,067 are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
George Mason University is the largest psychology school in Fairfax, based on student population. In 2010, George Mason University graduated approximately 402 students with credentials in psychology.
A reported 407 students graduated with credentials in psychology in Fairfax in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fairfax's psychology schools was $19,314 per year for instate students and $35,298 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
If you plan on staying in Fairfax after graduating from psychology school, you should know that job prospects for psychology professionals in Fairfax, which is the most popular psychology profession, are good. There were 2,870 psychology professionals working in Virginia and 1,780 working in the greater Fairfax area in 2010. The government projects that the number of psychology professionals in Fairfax will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Fairfax is $74,820 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for psychology professionals.