With an overall population of 17,254 and a student population of 9,181, approximately 5,951 of Beckley students attend one of Beckley's schools that offer gerontology programs.
Beckley's largest gerontology school is Mountain State University. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Mountain State University with credentials in gerontology.
If you decide to attend a gerontology school in Beckley, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $6,900.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,530 for gerontology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Beckley-based gerontology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,116 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,930.
If you plan on staying in Beckley after graduating from gerontology school, you should know that job prospects for gerontologists in Beckley, which is the most popular gerontology profession, are good. There were 18,500 gerontologists working in West Virginia and 2,590 working in the greater Beckley area in 2010. Beckley's gerontologist workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
As a gerontologist in Beckley, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,240 per year. This is lower than the average salary for gerontologists in the state.