With an overall population of 66,910 and a student population of 6,063, approximately 5,989 of Framingham students attend one of Framingham's schools that offer counseling programs.
Framingham's largest counseling school is Framingham State University. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Counseling program at Framingham State University.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Framingham's counseling schools. Tuition in 2009 at Framingham's counseling schools was $18,938 per year for instate students and $25,018 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Framingham. And if you live on campus at one of the Framingham-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $8,148 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,840.
If you decide to work as a counselor in Framingham, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 29 counselors in Massachusetts were working in the greater Framingham area. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 8% in Framingham. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Framingham is $59,370 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for counselors.