With an overall population of 50,269 and a student population of 5,617, approximately 5,617 of Bowie students attend one of Bowie's schools that offer mental health programs.
Bowie State University is the largest mental health school in Bowie, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Mental Health program at Bowie State University.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a mental health degree in Bowie. Tuition in 2009 at Bowie's mental health schools was $18,645 per year for instate students and $29,083 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mental health program in Bowie. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,135 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,511.
Many mental health graduates choose to work as mental health counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bowie, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,600 mental health counselors in Maryland, 1,820 were working in the greater Bowie area. The government projects that the number of mental health counselors in Bowie will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Bowie is $51,830 per year, which is higher than the average for mental health counselors state-wide.