Corpus Christi has a total population of 277,454 and a student population of 23,404. Of these students, 12,069 are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Corpus Christi's largest mental health school is Del Mar College. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Del Mar College with credentials in mental health.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a mental health degree from one of Corpus Christi's mental health schools. In 2009 tuition at mental health schools in Corpus Christi was $1,746 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,166 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mental health program in Corpus Christi.
If you plan on staying in Corpus Christi after graduating from mental health school, you should know that job prospects for mental health counselors in Corpus Christi, which is the most popular mental health profession, are good. There were 8,630 mental health counselors working in Texas and 570 working in the greater Corpus Christi area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of mental health counselors is expected to increase by 14% in Corpus Christi. This anticipated 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 Corpus Christi is $17,860 per year, which is lower than the average for mental health counselors state-wide.