Peoria has a general population of 112,936 and an overall student population of 20,393. Approximately 13,049 of Peoria's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Illinois Central College is the largest mental health school in Peoria, based on student population. In 2010, Illinois Central College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in mental health.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in mental health from mental health schools in Peoria in 2010. If you decide to attend a mental health school in Peoria, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,610.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for mental health related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in mental health, if you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Peoria, your job prospects are good. There were 4,880 mental health counselors working in Illinois and 130 working in the greater Peoria area in 2010. Peoria's mental health counselor workforce is projected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Peoria is $34,740 per year, which is lower than the average for mental health counselors state-wide.