Murfreesboro has a general population of 68,816 and an overall student population of 25,929. Approximately 25,188 of Murfreesboro's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Murfreesboro's largest counseling school is Middle Tennessee State University. In 2010, Middle Tennessee State University graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in counseling.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Murfreesboro in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Murfreesboro's counseling schools was $16,878 per year for instate students and $28,806 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Murfreesboro-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $6,754 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
If you decide to work as a counselor in Murfreesboro, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 counselors in Tennessee were working in the greater Murfreesboro area. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 13% in Murfreesboro. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Murfreesboro is $45,430 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for counselors.