Buckhannon has a general population of 5,725 and an overall student population of 1,530. Approximately 1,416 of Buckhannon's students are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
The largest psychology school in Buckhannon, by student population, is West Virginia Wesleyan College. In 2010, West Virginia Wesleyan College graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in psychology.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a psychology degree from one of Buckhannon's psychology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,880 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,500 for psychology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,809 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many psychology graduates choose to work as psychology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Buckhannon, your job prospects are not very good. There were 850 psychology professionals working in West Virginia and 150 working in the greater Buckhannon area in 2010. The government projects that the number of psychology professionals in Buckhannon will increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Buckhannon is $49,790 per year, which is higher than the average for psychology professionals state-wide.