With an overall population of 18,558 and a student population of 12,679, approximately 12,679 of Macomb students attend one of Macomb's schools that offer counseling programs.
Western Illinois University is the largest counseling school in Macomb, based on student population. In 2010, Western Illinois University graduated approximately 24 students with credentials in counseling.
A total of 44 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Macomb in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Macomb's counseling schools was $21,692 per year for instate students and $25,081 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for counseling related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Macomb-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Macomb, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,030 counselors in Illinois. Of these counselors, 450 were working in the greater Macomb area. The number of counselors in Macomb is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. 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 Macomb is $40,970 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for counselors.