Wharton has a total population of 9,237 and a student population of 6,622. Of these students, 6,622 are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Wharton's largest mental health school is Wharton County Junior College. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Wharton County Junior College with credentials in mental health.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in mental health in Wharton in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Wharton's mental health schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,665 per year in instate tuition and $10,433 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $925 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mental health program in Wharton. And if you live on campus at one of the Wharton-based mental health schools, you will have an added expense of $2,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,385.
If you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Wharton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 97 mental health counselors in Texas were working in the greater Wharton area. The government projects that the number of mental health counselors in Wharton will increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
As a mental health counselor in Wharton, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,100 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mental health counselors in the state.