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Counseling Schools in Anchorage, Alaska

Counseling Schools in Anchorage, AK

There are 2 counseling schools in Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage has a total population of 260,283 and a student population of 19,599. Of these students, 18,057 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.

Of the 2 counseling schools in Anchorage, the largest counseling school, by student population, is Alaska Pacific University. In 2010, Alaska Pacific University graduated approximately 19 students from its counseling program.

A reported 36 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Anchorage in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $27,157 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Anchorage counseling schools was an average of $32,107 per year in 2009.

In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,077 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Anchorage-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $8,865 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,542.

Counseling Salaries and Career Outlook in Anchorage

If you plan on staying in Anchorage after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Anchorage, which is the most popular counseling profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 counselors in Alaska were working in the greater Anchorage area. The number of counselors in Anchorage is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.

As a counselor in Anchorage, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,090 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.

This Page is Useful for Those Seeking the Following:

  • Counseling Degree in Anchorage
  • Associates Degree in Counseling
  • Bachelors Degree in Counseling
  • Counseling Classes
  • Counseling Courses
  • Counseling Training

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  1. 1University of Alaska AnchorageUniversity of Alaska Anchorage

    Address:
    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  2. 2Alaska Pacific UniversityAlaska Pacific University

    Address:
    4101 University Dr, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

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