Elgin has a general population of 94,487 and an overall student population of 13,102. Approximately 11,704 of Elgin's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Elgin's largest mental health school is Elgin Community College. In 2010, approximately 1 students graduated from the Mental Health program at Elgin Community College.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a mental health certificate in Elgin. In 2009 tuition at mental health schools in Elgin was $2,194 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,700 for mental health related books and supplies each year.
Many mental health graduates choose to work as mental health counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Elgin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 mental health counselors in Illinois were working in the greater Elgin area. By the year 2018, the number of mental health counselors is expected to increase by 26% in Elgin. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Elgin is $36,550 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.