Alamosa has a general population of 7,960 and an overall student population of 3,121. Approximately 3,121 of Alamosa's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Alamosa's largest counseling school is Adams State College. Approximately 90 students graduated in 2010 from Adams State College with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 90 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Alamosa's counseling schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,989 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Alamosa counseling schools was an average of $25,133 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,749 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,160 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 Alamosa after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Alamosa, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 counselors in Colorado were working in the greater Alamosa area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Alamosa will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Alamosa, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,640 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.