Elgin has a general population of 94,487 and an overall student population of 13,102. Approximately 11,704 of Elgin's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Elgin, by student population, is Elgin Community College. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from Elgin Community College with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a counseling certificate from one of Elgin's counseling schools. If you decide to attend a counseling school in Elgin, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,194.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Elgin.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Elgin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 10,030 counselors in Illinois, 5,570 were working in the greater Elgin area. Elgin's counselor workforce is projected 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 Elgin, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,780 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.