Knoxville, Tennessee has 2 counseling schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in counseling. With an overall population of 173,890 and a student population of 43,565, approximately 30,703 of Knoxville students attend one of Knoxville's schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Knoxville, by student population, is The University of Tennessee. In 2010, The University of Tennessee graduated approximately 23 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Knoxville's counseling schools. Tuition in 2009 at Knoxville's counseling schools was $19,940 per year for instate students and $27,599 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,383 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Knoxville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,195 per year, on average, for room and board at Knoxville-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Knoxville after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Knoxville, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. In 2010, of the 5,040 counselors in Tennessee, 460 were working in the greater Knoxville area. The number of counselors in Knoxville is expected to increase by 13% 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 Knoxville is $41,200 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for counselors.
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