There are schools offering gerontology programs in North Carolina!
Schools Offering Gerontology Programs in North Carolina
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.
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:
- Barton College - located in Wilson, students are charged $21,784 per year
- University of North Carolina-Wilmington - located in Wilmington, students are charged $5,322 per year
- 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:
- Winston-Salem State University - located in Winston Salem, students are charged $4,088 per year
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro - located in Greensboro, students are charged $4,973 per year
- 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:
- Chatham County - 2,940 gerontologists
- Franklin County - 1,240 gerontologists
- Anson County - 220 gerontologists
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.
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:
- Anson County - $110,020 per year
- Chatham County - $95,280 per year
- Franklin County - $77,140 per year
On average, gerontologists earns the least in the following North Carolina counties:
- Davie County - $58,310 per year
- Brunswick County - $75,810 per year
- Franklin County - $77,140 per year
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
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)|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||12,190||$27,340||16.1%|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||7,410||$92,110||9.1%|
|Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||5,480||$91,740|
|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