There are 2 counseling schools in Tacoma, Washington. With an overall population of 193,556 and a student population of 22,872, approximately 6,460 of Tacoma students attend one of Tacoma's schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 2 counseling schools in Tacoma, the largest counseling school, by student population, is Pacific Lutheran University. In 2010, Pacific Lutheran University graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in counseling.
A total of 33 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Tacoma in 2010. If you decide to attend a counseling school in Tacoma, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,867.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $986 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,015 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $42,607.
If you plan on staying in Tacoma after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Tacoma, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. In 2010, there were 7,820 counselors in Washington State. Of these counselors, 1,360 were working in the greater Tacoma area. The number of counselors in Tacoma is expected to increase by 15% 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 Tacoma is $35,390 per year, which is lower than the average for counselors state-wide.
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