Hattiesburg, Mississippi has 2 counseling schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in counseling. Hattiesburg has a general population of 44,779 and an overall student population of 19,061. Approximately 18,548 of Hattiesburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
University of Southern Mississippi is the largest counseling school in Hattiesburg, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 48 students graduated from the Counseling program at University of Southern Mississippi.
In 2010, 80 students graduated with a counseling degree in Hattiesburg. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,867 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hattiesburg counseling schools was an average of $23,692 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,125 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hattiesburg-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $5,170 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,307.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Hattiesburg, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 23 counselors in Mississippi were working in the greater Hattiesburg area. Hattiesburg's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Hattiesburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,300 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.
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