Baltimore has a general population of 651,154 and an overall student population of 99,295. Approximately 20,383 of Baltimore's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Of the 1 mental health schools in Baltimore, the largest mental health school, by student population, is Johns Hopkins University. In 2010, Johns Hopkins University graduated approximately 0 students from its mental health program.
If you decide to attend a mental health school in Baltimore, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $39,150.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for mental health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,040 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many mental health graduates choose to work as mental health counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Baltimore, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,070 mental health counselors in Maryland, 1,170 were working in the greater Baltimore area. Baltimore's mental health counselor workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Baltimore is $38,310 per year, which is lower than the average for mental health counselors state-wide.