Tuscaloosa has a general population of 77,906 and an overall student population of 35,548. Approximately 28,699 of Tuscaloosa's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Tuscaloosa's largest counseling school is The University of Alabama. In 2010, approximately 11 students graduated from the Counseling program at The University of Alabama.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Tuscaloosa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tuscaloosa's counseling schools was $21,565 per year for instate students and $33,765 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for counseling related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,894 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Tuscaloosa after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Tuscaloosa, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 17 counselors in Alabama were working in the greater Tuscaloosa area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Tuscaloosa will increase by 13% 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 Tuscaloosa is $52,130 per year, which is lower than the average for counselors state-wide.