If you are interested in pursuing counseling, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 counseling schools in El Paso, Texas. El Paso has a total population of 563,662 and a student population of 55,075. Of these students, 49,179 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The University of Texas at El Paso is the largest counseling school in El Paso, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 55 students graduated from the Counseling program at The University of Texas at El Paso.
In 2010, 97 students graduated with a counseling degree in El Paso. Tuition in 2009 at El Paso's counseling schools was $19,115 per year for instate students and $27,475 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,045 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,203 per year, on average, for room and board at El Paso-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,659.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in El Paso, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,980 counselors in Texas, 150 were working in the greater El Paso area. The number of counselors in El Paso is expected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in El Paso is $72,230 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for counselors.
919 Hunter Drive, El Paso, Texas 79915-1908
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