Garden City has a general population of 21,672 and an overall student population of 31,060. Approximately 7,951 of Garden City's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Of the 1 mental health schools in Garden City, the largest mental health school, by student population, is Adelphi University. In 2010, approximately 18 students graduated from the Mental Health program at Adelphi University.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a mental health degree from one of Garden City's mental health schools. In 2009 tuition at mental health schools in Garden City was $26,230 per year, on average.
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 mental health program in Garden City. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,990 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $33,730.
After graduating with your credentials in mental health, if you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Garden City, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 mental health counselors in New York were working in the greater Garden City area. The government projects that the number of mental health counselors in Garden City will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Garden City is $49,590 per year, which is higher than the average for mental health counselors state-wide.