Morganton has a general population of 17,310 and an overall student population of 3,322. Approximately 3,322 of Morganton's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Of the 1 mental health schools in Morganton, the largest mental health school, by student population, is Western Piedmont Community College. In 2010, approximately 17 students graduated from the Mental Health program at Western Piedmont Community College.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a mental health degree from one of Morganton's mental health schools. If you decide to attend a mental health school in Morganton, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,627.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,160 for mental health related books and supplies every year.
Many mental health graduates choose to work as mental health counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Morganton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 20 mental health counselors in North Carolina were working in the greater Morganton area. By the year 2018, the number of mental health counselors is expected to increase by 21% in Morganton. 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 Morganton is $40,260 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.