Fairfield's largest counseling school is Fairfield University. In 2010, Fairfield University graduated approximately 24 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Fairfield's counseling schools. In 2009 tuition at counseling schools in Fairfield was $37,490 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $40,790.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fairfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,990 counselors in Connecticut, 830 were working in the greater Fairfield area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Fairfield will increase by 6% 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 Fairfield is $59,030 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for counselors.