La Crosse has a general population of 51,818 and an overall student population of 18,864. Approximately 10,009 of La Crosse's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in La Crosse, by student population, is University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduated approximately 27 students with credentials in counseling.
A total of 27 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in La Crosse in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at La Crosse's counseling schools was $16,219 per year for instate students and $23,792 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $300 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,630 per year, on average, for room and board at La Crosse-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in La Crosse, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,700 counselors working in Wisconsin and 100 working in the greater La Crosse area in 2010. The government projects that the number of counselors in La Crosse will increase by 3% 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 La Crosse is $51,320 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for counselors.