San Antonio has a general population of 1,144,646 and an overall student population of 119,265. Approximately 3,893 of San Antonio's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
The largest mental health school in San Antonio, by student population, is St Marys University. In 2010, St Marys University graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in mental health.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a mental health degree from one of San Antonio's mental health schools. If you decide to attend a mental health school in San Antonio, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $21,876.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for mental health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,090 per year, on average, for room and board at San Antonio-based mental health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $25,820.
If you plan on staying in San Antonio after graduating from mental health school, you should know that job prospects for mental health counselors in San Antonio, which is the most popular mental health profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 mental health counselors in Texas were working in the greater San Antonio area. The government projects that the number of mental health counselors in San Antonio will increase by 16% by the year 2018. 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 San Antonio is $19,170 per year, which is higher than the average for mental health counselors state-wide.