Newport has a total population of 17,048 and a student population of 15,498. Of these students, 15,378 are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Newport's largest mental health school is Northern Kentucky University. In 2010, Northern Kentucky University graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in mental health.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a mental health degree in Newport. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,509 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Newport mental health schools was an average of $23,509 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for mental health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Newport-based mental health schools, you will have an added expense of $6,455 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,054.
If you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Newport, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 mental health counselors in Kentucky were working in the greater Newport area. The number of mental health counselors in Newport is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
As a mental health counselor in Newport, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,500 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mental health counselors in the state.
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