Hempstead has a general population of 56,554 and an overall student population of 13,507. Approximately 12,068 of Hempstead's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Hempstead, by student population, is Hofstra University. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from Hofstra University with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Hempstead's counseling schools. If you decide to attend a counseling school in Hempstead, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $30,130.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,330 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $34,022.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hempstead, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 counselors in New York were working in the greater Hempstead area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Hempstead will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Hempstead, you can expect to make an average salary of $78,610 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.