With an overall population of 1,953,631 and a student population of 161,167, approximately 54,942 of Houston students attend one of Houston's schools that offer mental health programs.
Of the 1 mental health schools in Houston, the largest mental health school, by student population, is Houston Community College. In 2010, Houston Community College graduated approximately 15 students from its mental health program.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in mental health in Houston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,392 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for mental health related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Houston after graduating from mental health school, you should know that job prospects for mental health counselors in Houston, which is the most popular mental health profession, are good. In 2010, of the 8,630 mental health counselors in Texas, 1,220 were working in the greater Houston area. By the year 2018, the number of mental health counselors is expected to increase by 14% in Houston. 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 Houston is $18,780 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.