Danbury has a general population of 74,848 and an overall student population of 6,723. Approximately 6,617 of Danbury's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Danbury, by student population, is Western Connecticut State University. In 2010, Western Connecticut State University graduated approximately 18 students with credentials in counseling.
A reported 32 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Danbury in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,055 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Danbury counseling schools was an average of $31,747 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Danbury. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,517 per year, on average, for room and board at Danbury-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,640.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Danbury, your job prospects are not very good. There were 3,560 counselors working in Connecticut and 200 working in the greater Danbury area in 2010. The number of counselors in Danbury is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Danbury is $37,400 per year, which is lower than the average for counselors state-wide.