Boulder has a general population of 94,673 and an overall student population of 34,443. Approximately 1,073 of Boulder's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Naropa University is the largest counseling school in Boulder, based on student population. Approximately 74 students graduated in 2010 from Naropa University with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 74 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Boulder's counseling schools. If you decide to attend a counseling school in Boulder, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $23,520.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Boulder. And if you live on campus at one of the Boulder-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $9,288 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boulder, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 counselors in Colorado were working in the greater Boulder area. Boulder's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Boulder is $45,050 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for counselors.