Montclair has a total population of 38,977 and a student population of 18,361. Of these students, 18,171 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Montclair, the largest counseling school, by student population, is Montclair State University. In 2010, Montclair State University graduated approximately 106 students with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 119 students graduated with a counseling degree in Montclair. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,774 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Montclair counseling schools was an average of $33,785 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Montclair-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $10,838 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,936.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Montclair, your job prospects are average. There were 6,500 counselors working in New Jersey and 1,520 working in the greater Montclair area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 8% in Montclair. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Montclair is $75,070 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.