Athens has a general population of 100,266 and an overall student population of 40,242. Approximately 34,885 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Athens's largest counseling school is University of Georgia. In 2010, approximately 48 students graduated from the Counseling program at University of Georgia.
A reported 79 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Athens in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,000 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens counseling schools was an average of $36,210 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $960 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,010 counselors in Georgia. Of these counselors, 300 were working in the greater Athens area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Athens will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Athens, you can expect to make an average salary of $43,060 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.