Missoula has a total population of 57,053 and a student population of 14,961. Of these students, 14,921 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Missoula, the largest counseling school, by student population, is The University of Montana. In 2010, The University of Montana graduated approximately 11 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Missoula's counseling schools. Tuition in 2009 at Missoula's counseling schools was $17,455 per year for instate students and $29,889 per year for out of state students.
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 at one of the Missoula-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Missoula, your job prospects are good. There were 620 counselors working in Montana and 90 working in the greater Missoula area in 2010. The government projects that the number of counselors in Missoula will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Missoula is $33,270 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for counselors.
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