Billings has a total population of 89,847 and a student population of 6,086. Of these students, 3,635 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Billings, by student population, is Montana State University-Billings. In 2010, Montana State University-Billings graduated approximately 18 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Billings's counseling schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,207 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Billings counseling schools was an average of $25,648 per year in 2009.
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 Billings. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,310 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Billings, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 counselors in Montana were working in the greater Billings area. The number of counselors in Billings is expected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Billings, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,650 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.