Charleston has a general population of 53,421 and an overall student population of 4,100. Approximately 1,396 of Charleston's students are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
Charleston's largest psychology school is University of Charleston. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from University of Charleston with credentials in psychology.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a psychology degree in Charleston. If you decide to attend a psychology school in Charleston, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,000.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Charleston-based psychology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,937 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,700.
If you plan on staying in Charleston after graduating from psychology school, you should know that job prospects for psychology professionals in Charleston, which is the most popular psychology profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 850 psychology professionals in West Virginia, 100 were working in the greater Charleston area. By the year 2018, the number of psychology professionals is expected to increase by 1% in Charleston. 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 Charleston is $46,190 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for psychology professionals.