Wheeling has a total population of 31,419 and a student population of 4,720. Of these students, 1,367 are enrolled in schools that offer psychology programs.
Of the 1 psychology schools in Wheeling, the largest psychology school, by student population, is Wheeling Jesuit University. In 2010, Wheeling Jesuit University graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in psychology.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a psychology degree from one of Wheeling's psychology schools. In 2009 tuition at psychology schools in Wheeling was $24,430 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for psychology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,944 per year, on average, for room and board at Wheeling-based psychology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,030.
If you decide to work as a psychology professional in Wheeling, your job prospects are not very good. There were 850 psychology professionals working in West Virginia and 30 working in the greater Wheeling area in 2010. The number of psychology professionals in Wheeling is expected to 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 Wheeling is $57,140 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for psychology professionals.