With an overall population of 35,349 and a student population of 11,861, approximately 10,801 of Cape Girardeau students attend one of Cape Girardeau's schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Cape Girardeau, the largest counseling school, by student population, is Southeast Missouri State University. In 2010, Southeast Missouri State University graduated approximately 16 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Cape Girardeau's counseling schools. Tuition in 2009 at Cape Girardeau's counseling schools was $16,435 per year for instate students and $21,070 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $447 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Cape Girardeau. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,358 per year, on average, for room and board at Cape Girardeau-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Cape Girardeau, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 counselors in Missouri were working in the greater Cape Girardeau area. The number of counselors in Cape Girardeau is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Cape Girardeau is $40,650 per year, which is lower than the average for counselors state-wide.