Rensselaer has a total population of 5,294 and a student population of 1,011. Of these students, 1,011 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Rensselaer, by student population, is Saint Josephs College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Counseling program at Saint Josephs College.
In 2009 tuition at counseling schools in Rensselaer was $24,530 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Rensselaer. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,420 per year, on average, for room and board at Rensselaer-based counseling schools. 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 Rensselaer, your job prospects are good. There were 6,800 counselors working in Indiana and 260 working in the greater Rensselaer area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 17% in Rensselaer. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Rensselaer, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,820 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.