Tuscaloosa has a total population of 77,906 and a student population of 35,548. Of these students, 28,699 are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
The University of Alabama is the largest mental health school in Tuscaloosa, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Mental Health program at The University of Alabama.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in mental health in Tuscaloosa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tuscaloosa's mental health schools was $21,565 per year for instate students and $33,765 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for mental health related books and supplies each 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.
After graduating with your credentials in mental health, if you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Tuscaloosa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 11 mental health counselors in Alabama were working in the greater Tuscaloosa area. By the year 2018, the number of mental health counselors is expected to increase by 15% in Tuscaloosa. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Tuscaloosa is $34,060 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.