Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College is the largest gerontology school in Institute, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Gerontology program at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in gerontology in Institute in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,500 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Institute gerontology schools was an average of $19,182 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,070 for gerontology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,220 per year, on average, for room and board at Institute-based gerontology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,376.
If you decide to work as a gerontologist in Institute, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 gerontologists in West Virginia were working in the greater Institute area. The number of gerontologists in Institute is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
As a gerontologist in Institute, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,000 per year. This is higher than the average salary for gerontologists in the state.