With an overall population of 15,369 and a student population of 2,297, approximately 993 of Lincoln students attend one of Lincoln's schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Lincoln, by student population, is Lincoln Christian University. In 2010, approximately 18 students graduated from the Counseling program at Lincoln Christian University.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Lincoln's counseling schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,020 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Lincoln. And if you live on campus at one of the Lincoln-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $5,783 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lincoln, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,030 counselors in Illinois. Of these counselors, 450 were working in the greater Lincoln area. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 12% in Lincoln. 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 Lincoln is $40,970 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for counselors.