With an overall population of 56,690 and a student population of 3,321, approximately 858 of Great Falls students attend one of Great Falls's schools that offer counseling programs.
University of Great Falls is the largest counseling school in Great Falls, based on student population. Approximately 9 students graduated in 2010 from University of Great Falls with credentials in counseling.
A total of 17 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Great Falls in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,237 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,610 per year, on average, for room and board at Great Falls-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a counselor in Great Falls, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 counselors in Montana were working in the greater Great Falls area. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 11% in Great Falls. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Great Falls is $36,620 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.