Orangeburg has a total population of 12,765 and a student population of 9,617. Of these students, 4,538 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
South Carolina State University is the largest counseling school in Orangeburg, based on student population. In 2010, South Carolina State University graduated approximately 27 students with credentials in counseling.
A total of 27 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Orangeburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Orangeburg's counseling schools was $21,974 per year for instate students and $30,138 per year for out of state students.
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 at one of the Orangeburg-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $8,862 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,077.
If you plan on staying in Orangeburg after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Orangeburg, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. There were 3,830 counselors working in South Carolina and 230 working in the greater Orangeburg area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 15% in Orangeburg. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Orangeburg is $53,610 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.