With an overall population of 52,029 and a student population of 6,383, approximately 6,261 of Bend students attend one of Bend's schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Bend, by student population, is Central Oregon Community College. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Central Oregon Community College with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a counseling certificate from one of Bend's counseling schools. If you decide to attend one of Bend's counseling schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,967 per year in instate tuition and $18,387 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,125 for counseling related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,692 per year, on average, for room and board at Bend-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,275.
If you plan on staying in Bend after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Bend, which is the most popular counseling profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,550 counselors in Oregon. Of these counselors, 60 were working in the greater Bend area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Bend will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Bend, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,950 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.