With an overall population of 5,041 and a student population of 2,198, approximately 2,198 of Saranac Lake students attend one of Saranac Lake's schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Saranac Lake, the largest counseling school, by student population, is North Country Community College. In 2010, North Country Community College graduated approximately 6 students from its counseling program.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Saranac Lake in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,860 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Saranac Lake counseling schools was an average of $21,300 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Saranac Lake-based counseling schools. 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 Saranac Lake, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 22,870 counselors in New York. Of these counselors, 610 were working in the greater Saranac Lake area. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 9% in Saranac Lake. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Saranac Lake, you can expect to make an average salary of $47,890 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.