There are 2 counseling schools in Augusta, Georgia. With an overall population of 195,182 and a student population of 16,781, approximately 7,968 of Augusta students attend one of Augusta's schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Augusta, by student population, is Augusta State University. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Counseling program at Augusta State University.
A reported 28 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Augusta in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Augusta's counseling schools was $19,446 per year for instate students and $24,090 per year for out of state students.
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 at one of the Augusta-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $5,499 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,337.
If you plan on staying in Augusta after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Augusta, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. There were 7,010 counselors working in Georgia and 270 working in the greater Augusta area in 2010. Augusta's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Augusta is $60,420 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.