Jacksonville has a total population of 18,940 and a student population of 1,448. Of these students, 518 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Jacksonville, the largest counseling school, by student population, is MacMurray College. In 2010, MacMurray College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in counseling.
In 2009 tuition at counseling schools in Jacksonville was $18,390 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,030 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Jacksonville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,278 per year, on average, for room and board at Jacksonville-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $20,985.
If you decide to work as a counselor in Jacksonville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,030 counselors in Illinois. Of these counselors, 450 were working in the greater Jacksonville area. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 12% in Jacksonville. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Jacksonville is $40,970 per year, which is lower than the average for counselors state-wide.