With an overall population of 27,428 and a student population of 4,144, approximately 4,065 of Valparaiso students attend one of Valparaiso's schools that offer counseling programs.
Valparaiso University is the largest counseling school in Valparaiso, based on student population. In 2010, Valparaiso University graduated approximately 15 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a counseling degree in Valparaiso. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,320 per year in tuition costs.
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 Valparaiso-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Valparaiso, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 6,800 counselors in Indiana. Of these counselors, 260 were working in the greater Valparaiso area. Valparaiso's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Valparaiso, 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.
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