With an overall population of 20,681 and a student population of 20,350, approximately 20,350 of Carbondale students attend one of Carbondale's schools that offer counseling programs.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the largest counseling school in Carbondale, based on student population. In 2010, Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Carbondale's counseling schools. If you decide to attend one of Carbondale's counseling schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in instate tuition and $32,848 per year in out of state tuition.
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, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board at Carbondale-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a counselor in Carbondale, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,030 counselors in Illinois. Of these counselors, 530 were working in the greater Carbondale area. The number of counselors in Carbondale is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Carbondale, you can expect to make an average salary of $29,610 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.