With an overall population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211, approximately 14,211 of West Chester students attend one of West Chester's schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in West Chester, the largest counseling school, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 76 students graduated in 2010 from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with credentials in counseling.
A total of 76 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in West Chester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Chester counseling schools was an average of $28,299 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,320 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board at West Chester-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Chester, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 14,900 counselors in Pennsylvania, 6,760 were working in the greater West Chester area. The government projects that the number of counselors in West Chester will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in West Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,130 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.
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