Springfield has a general population of 111,454 and an overall student population of 14,629. Approximately 4,977 of Springfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Springfield's largest counseling school is University of Illinois at Springfield. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from University of Illinois at Springfield with credentials in counseling.
A reported 13 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Springfield in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,740 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Springfield counseling schools was an average of $27,060 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Springfield. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,200 per year, on average, for room and board at Springfield-based counseling schools. 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 Springfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 132 counselors in Illinois were working in the greater Springfield area. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 26% in Springfield. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Springfield is $53,950 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.