With an overall population of 51,867 and a student population of 5,707, approximately 1,950 of Nampa students attend one of Nampa's schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Nampa, by student population, is Northwest Nazarene University. In 2010, Northwest Nazarene University graduated approximately 22 students with credentials in counseling.
A reported 40 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Nampa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,200 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Nampa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,830 per year, on average, for room and board at Nampa-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 Nampa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,100 counselors in Idaho, 690 were working in the greater Nampa area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Nampa will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Nampa is $35,120 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for counselors.