Cedar Falls has a total population of 36,145 and a student population of 14,191. Of these students, 13,303 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Cedar Falls's largest counseling school is University of Northern Iowa. In 2010, University of Northern Iowa graduated approximately 16 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 38 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Cedar Falls's counseling schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,077 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cedar Falls counseling schools was an average of $26,341 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,035 for counseling related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,960 per year, on average, for room and board at Cedar Falls-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,097.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Cedar Falls, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,460 counselors in Iowa, 190 were working in the greater Cedar Falls area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Cedar Falls will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Cedar Falls is $22,760 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for counselors.