With an overall population of 14,950 and a student population of 10,117, approximately 10,071 of Murray students attend one of Murray's schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Murray, by student population, is Murray State University. In 2010, Murray State University graduated approximately 42 students with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 42 students graduated with a counseling degree in Murray. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,210 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Murray counseling schools was an average of $26,470 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $990 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Murray. And if you live on campus at one of the Murray-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $6,562 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Murray after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Murray, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. In 2010, of the 2,710 counselors in Kentucky, 300 were working in the greater Murray area. The number of counselors in Murray is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Murray, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,830 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.