Columbus has a general population of 185,781 and an overall student population of 12,828. Approximately 8,178 of Columbus's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Columbus State University is the largest counseling school in Columbus, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 31 students graduated from the Counseling program at Columbus State University.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Columbus's counseling schools. Tuition in 2009 at Columbus's counseling schools was $18,043 per year for instate students and $29,657 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $974 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,090 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbus-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,973.
If you decide to work as a counselor in Columbus, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 31 counselors in Georgia were working in the greater Columbus area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Columbus will 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 Columbus is $56,180 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.
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