Spartanburg has a general population of 39,673 and an overall student population of 15,469. Approximately 1,720 of Spartanburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Converse College is the largest counseling school in Spartanburg, based on student population. In 2010, Converse College graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in counseling.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Spartanburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,230 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Spartanburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,760 per year, on average, for room and board at Spartanburg-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Spartanburg, your job prospects are good. There were 3,830 counselors working in South Carolina and 200 working in the greater Spartanburg area in 2010. The government projects that the number of counselors in Spartanburg will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Spartanburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,270 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.