Allendale has a total population of 11,555 and a student population of 24,408. Of these students, 24,408 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Allendale, the largest counseling school, by student population, is Grand Valley State University. In 2010, approximately 30 students graduated from the Counseling program at Grand Valley State University.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with a counseling degree in Allendale. If you decide to attend one of Allendale's counseling schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,480 per year in instate tuition and $23,794 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Allendale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,478 per year, on average, for room and board at Allendale-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,460.
If you decide to work as a counselor in Allendale, your job prospects are average. There were 5,700 counselors working in Michigan and 130 working in the greater Allendale area in 2010. Allendale's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Allendale, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,600 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.