With an overall population of 34,469 and a student population of 8,169, approximately 8,133 of Twin Falls students attend one of Twin Falls's schools that offer mental health programs.
The largest mental health school in Twin Falls, by student population, is College of Southern Idaho. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from College of Southern Idaho with credentials in mental health.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a mental health degree in Twin Falls. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,728 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Twin Falls mental health schools was an average of $17,048 per year in 2009.
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 mental health program in Twin Falls. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,780 per year, on average, for room and board at Twin Falls-based mental health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,948.
If you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Twin Falls, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 640 mental health counselors in Idaho, 80 were working in the greater Twin Falls area. By the year 2018, the number of mental health counselors is expected to increase by 33% in Twin Falls. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Twin Falls is $51,010 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.