Colorado Springs has a general population of 360,890 and an overall student population of 30,513. Approximately 9,733 of Colorado Springs's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Colorado Springs, the largest counseling school, by student population, is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 2010, approximately 69 students graduated from the Counseling program at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
In 2010, 69 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Colorado Springs's counseling schools. Tuition in 2009 at Colorado Springs's counseling schools was $20,047 per year for instate students and $30,967 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,728 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,490 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,881.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Colorado Springs, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,680 counselors in Colorado. Of these counselors, 520 were working in the greater Colorado Springs area. Colorado Springs's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Colorado Springs, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,360 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.