Morgantown has a total population of 26,809 and a student population of 29,251. Of these students, 28,898 are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
Of the 1 psychology schools in Morgantown, the largest psychology school, by student population, is West Virginia University. In 2010, West Virginia University graduated approximately 168 students from its psychology program.
In 2010, 179 students graduated with a psychology degree from one of Morgantown's psychology schools. If you decide to attend one of Morgantown's psychology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,034 per year in instate tuition and $27,132 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,178 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Morgantown after graduating from psychology school, you should know that job prospects for psychology professionals in Morgantown, which is the most popular psychology profession, are not very good. There were 850 psychology professionals working in West Virginia and 60 working in the greater Morgantown area in 2010. Morgantown's psychology professional workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for psychology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a psychology professional in Morgantown is $41,770 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for psychology professionals.