With an overall population of 67,171 and a student population of 22,765, approximately 14,575 of Bellingham students attend one of Bellingham's schools that offer human resources programs.
The largest human resources school in Bellingham, by student population, is Western Washington University. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Human Resources program at Western Washington University.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in human resources in Bellingham in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Bellingham's human resources schools was $18,749 per year for instate students and $29,780 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,020 for human resources related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bellingham-based human resources schools, you will have an added expense of $8,096 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,230.
Many human resources graduates choose to work as human resource professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bellingham, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 3,830 human resource professionals in Washington State. Of these human resource professionals, 90 were working in the greater Bellingham area. The government projects that the number of human resource professionals in Bellingham will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for human resource professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human resource professional in Bellingham is $33,920 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for human resource professionals.