With an overall population of 18,816 and a student population of 8,760, approximately 6,453 of Plattsburgh students attend one of Plattsburgh's schools that offer mental health programs.
Of the 1 mental health schools in Plattsburgh, the largest mental health school, by student population, is SUNY College at Plattsburgh. In 2010, SUNY College at Plattsburgh graduated approximately 9 students from its mental health program.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in mental health from mental health schools in Plattsburgh in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Plattsburgh's mental health schools was $17,645 per year for instate students and $25,545 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $950 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mental health program in Plattsburgh. And if you live on campus at one of the Plattsburgh-based mental health schools, you will have an added expense of $9,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,391.
After graduating with your credentials in mental health, if you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Plattsburgh, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,950 mental health counselors in New York, 540 were working in the greater Plattsburgh area. By the year 2018, the number of mental health counselors is expected to increase by 2% in Plattsburgh. 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 Plattsburgh is $39,660 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.