Bismarck has a total population of 55,532 and a student population of 7,696. Of these students, 2,979 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
University of Mary is the largest counseling school in Bismarck, based on student population. Approximately 8 students graduated in 2010 from University of Mary with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a counseling degree in Bismarck. In 2009 tuition at counseling schools in Bismarck was $12,584 per year, on average.
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 $5,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,584.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bismarck, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 690 counselors in North Dakota, 130 were working in the greater Bismarck area. The number of counselors in Bismarck is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Bismarck is $49,150 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for counselors.