Edinburg has a total population of 48,465 and a student population of 18,337. Of these students, 18,337 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Edinburg's largest counseling school is The University of Texas-Pan American. Approximately 49 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas-Pan American with credentials in counseling.
A reported 68 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Edinburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Edinburg's counseling schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,469 per year in instate tuition and $21,117 per year in out of state tuition.
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, you will face an additional expense of $5,294 per year, on average, for room and board at Edinburg-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,843.
If you plan on staying in Edinburg after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Edinburg, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. In 2010, of the 24,650 counselors in Texas, 890 were working in the greater Edinburg area. The number of counselors in Edinburg is expected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Edinburg is $60,160 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.