Fredericksburg has a total population of 19,279 and a student population of 5,710. Of these students, 5,381 are enrolled in schools that offer political science programs.
The largest political science school in Fredericksburg, by student population, is University of Mary Washington. In 2010, approximately 31 students graduated from the Political Science program at University of Mary Washington.
A reported 31 students graduated with credentials in political science in Fredericksburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fredericksburg's political science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,500 per year in instate tuition and $30,228 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for political science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,776 per year, on average, for room and board at Fredericksburg-based political science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,240.
Many political science graduates choose to work as political scientists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fredericksburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 0 political scientists in Virginia were working in the greater Fredericksburg area. By the year 2018, the number of political scientists is expected to increase by 26% in Fredericksburg. 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 Fredericksburg is $121,870 per year, which is higher than the average for political scientists state-wide.