Gerontology in North Carolina

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Schools Offering Gerontology Programs in North Carolina


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of North Carolina receive gerontology degrees every year. Thus, North Carolina's 6 gerontology schools put out approximately 27 gerontologists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in North Carolina with a gerontology program is Appalachian State University, which is located in Boone. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. 3 students graduated with a degree in gerontology from Appalachian State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Appalachian State University was $5,251 per year.

The second-ranked school in North Carolina with a gerontology program is University of North Carolina-Wilmington, which is located in Wilmington. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, 6 students graduated from University of North Carolina-Wilmington gerontology program. The tuition rate at University of North Carolina-Wilmington was $5,322 per year.

The third-ranked school in North Carolina that has a gerontology program is University of North Carolina at Charlotte. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Charlotte. In 2010, 4 students graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte gerontology program. Students at University of North Carolina at Charlotte paid $5,138 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a North Carolina gerontology school, average tuition will be $7,759 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,088 per year to $21,784 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at North Carolina gerontology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Barton College - located in Wilson, students are charged $21,784 per year
  2. University of North Carolina-Wilmington - located in Wilmington, students are charged $5,322 per year
  3. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, students are charged $5,251 per year

The lowest tuition rates at North Carolina gerontology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Winston-Salem State University - located in Winston Salem, students are charged $4,088 per year
  2. University of North Carolina at Greensboro - located in Greensboro, students are charged $4,973 per year
  3. University of North Carolina at Charlotte - located in Charlotte, students are charged $5,138 per year

A gerontology degree from a North Carolina school... what next?

A large number of North Carolina gerontology graduates become gerontologists. 5,480 gerontologists were working in North Carolina in 2010. The North Carolina counties with the largest populations of gerontologists are:

  1. Chatham County - 2,940 gerontologists
  2. Franklin County - 1,240 gerontologists
  3. Anson County - 220 gerontologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of gerontologists in North Carolina will grow by 45%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 6,420 gerontologists working in North Carolina.

Salary

A gerontologist in North Carolina makes an average of $91,740 per year. However, North Carolina gerontologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $35,630 per year to more than $142,480 per year in 2010. On average a gerontologist earns the most in the following North Carolina counties:

  1. Anson County - $110,020 per year
  2. Chatham County - $95,280 per year
  3. Franklin County - $77,140 per year

On average, gerontologists earns the least in the following North Carolina counties:

  1. Davie County - $58,310 per year
  2. Brunswick County - $75,810 per year
  3. Franklin County - $77,140 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional North Carolina statistics regarding a career in gerontology and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse practitioning or gerontology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Gerontology in North Carolina
  • Master's Degree in Gerontology in North Carolina

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,702 miles from location University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte NC 66.4914 39% 24,701
5,656 miles from location University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro NC 64.7816 38% 21,306
5,761 miles from location Appalachian State University Boone NC 72.8402 36% 16,968
5,533 miles from location University of North Carolina-Wilmington Wilmington NC 71.9817 38% 12,924
5,679 miles from location Winston-Salem State University Winston Salem NC 52.9978 62% 6,427
5,548 miles from location Barton College Wilson NC 20.6472 17% 1,150
 

Curious what studying Gerontology gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in North Carolina

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses + 90,730 $60,260 25.8%
2
Social and Human Service Assistants + 12,190 $27,340 16.1%
3
Medical and Health Services Managers + 7,410 $92,110 9.1%
4
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists + 5,480 $91,740
5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 1,460 $67,700 94.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are gerontology related jobs in North Carolina