Jacksonville, Florida has 2 mental health schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in mental health. Jacksonville has a general population of 735,617 and an overall student population of 56,975. Approximately 45,354 of Jacksonville's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
The largest mental health school in Jacksonville, by student population, is University of North Florida. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Mental Health program at University of North Florida.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a mental health degree from one of Jacksonville's mental health schools. If you decide to attend one of Jacksonville's mental health schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,021 per year in instate tuition and $32,410 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for mental health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Jacksonville-based mental health schools, you will have an added expense of $7,872 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,041.
If you plan on staying in Jacksonville after graduating from mental health school, you should know that job prospects for mental health counselors in Jacksonville, which is the most popular mental health profession, are average. In 2010, of the 6,370 mental health counselors in Florida, 440 were working in the greater Jacksonville area. Jacksonville's mental health counselor workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Jacksonville is $22,960 per year, which is lower than the average for mental health counselors state-wide.
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