Decatur has a general population of 18,147 and an overall student population of 27,990. Approximately 286 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Decatur, by student population, is Columbia Theological Seminary. In 2010, Columbia Theological Seminary graduated approximately 3 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Decatur's counseling schools.
And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,176 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decatur, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 counselors in Georgia were working in the greater Decatur area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Decatur 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 Decatur is $55,830 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.