With an overall population of 26,232 and a student population of 5,910, approximately 5,676 of Mount Vernon students attend one of Mount Vernon's schools that offer counseling programs.
Mount Vernon's largest counseling school is Skagit Valley College. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Counseling program at Skagit Valley College.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Mount Vernon's counseling schools. Tuition in 2009 at Mount Vernon's counseling schools was $16,300 per year for instate students and $16,600 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 Mount Vernon-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $3,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,900.
If you plan on staying in Mount Vernon after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Mount Vernon, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. In 2010, of the 7,820 counselors in Washington State, 140 were working in the greater Mount Vernon area. Mount Vernon's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 15% 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 Mount Vernon is $37,230 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for counselors.