With an overall population of 7,741 and a student population of 5,649, approximately 5,649 of Monmouth students attend one of Monmouth's schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Monmouth, by student population, is Western Oregon University. In 2010, Western Oregon University graduated approximately 11 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a counseling degree in Monmouth. If you decide to attend one of Monmouth's counseling schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,981 per year in instate tuition and $30,036 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,125 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Monmouth-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $8,116 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,773.
If you plan on staying in Monmouth after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Monmouth, which is the most popular counseling profession, are not very good. There were 2,550 counselors working in Oregon and 250 working in the greater Monmouth area in 2010. The government projects that the number of counselors in Monmouth will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Monmouth, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,220 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.