There are 2 counseling schools in Bellingham, Washington. Bellingham has a total population of 67,171 and a student population of 22,765. Of these students, 15,184 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Bellingham, by student population, is Western Washington University. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Counseling program at Western Washington University.
A total of 60 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Bellingham in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Bellingham's counseling schools was $14,956 per year for instate students and $20,471 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $990 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,735 per year, on average, for room and board at Bellingham-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,230.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Bellingham, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 5,390 counselors in Washington State, 190 were working in the greater Bellingham area. Bellingham's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Bellingham is $51,290 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for counselors.
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