Cookeville has a total population of 23,923 and a student population of 11,542. Of these students, 10,847 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Cookeville, by student population, is Tennessee Technological University. In 2010, approximately 32 students graduated from the Counseling program at Tennessee Technological University.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Cookeville's counseling schools. Tuition in 2009 at Cookeville's counseling schools was $17,872 per year for instate students and $29,800 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cookeville-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $7,262 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a counselor in Cookeville, your job prospects are good. There were 10,120 counselors working in Tennessee and 300 working in the greater Cookeville area in 2010. The number of counselors in Cookeville is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Cookeville is $18,440 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for counselors.