With an overall population of 30,224 and a student population of 9,137, approximately 9,137 of Fairbanks students attend one of Fairbanks's schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Fairbanks, by student population, is University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in counseling.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Fairbanks in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fairbanks's counseling schools was $15,742 per year for instate students and $25,822 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Fairbanks. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairbanks-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,308.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Fairbanks, your job prospects are not very good. There were 230 counselors working in Alaska and 30 working in the greater Fairbanks area in 2010. The government projects that the number of counselors in Fairbanks will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Fairbanks is $53,620 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for counselors.