If you decide that you want to get a human services degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 human services schools in Norfolk, Virginia. With an overall population of 234,403 and a student population of 64,591, approximately 8,329 of Norfolk students attend one of Norfolk's schools that offer human services programs.
Norfolk's largest human services school is Norfolk State University. In 2010, approximately 99 students graduated from the Human Services program at Norfolk State University.
A reported 106 students graduated with credentials in human services in Norfolk in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Norfolk's human services schools, you can expect to pay an average of $29,586 per year in instate tuition and $35,616 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,250 for human services related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Norfolk-based human services schools, you will have an added expense of $7,643 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,480.
After graduating with your credentials in human services, if you decide to work as a human services professional in Norfolk, your job prospects are good. There were 6,180 human services professionals working in Virginia and 1,150 working in the greater Norfolk area in 2010. Norfolk's human services professional workforce is projected 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 Norfolk is $28,030 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for human services professionals.