Madison, Wisconsin has 2 counseling schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in counseling. Madison has a total population of 208,054 and a student population of 78,603. Of these students, 44,203 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 2 counseling schools in Madison, the largest counseling school, by student population, is University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduated approximately 59 students with credentials in counseling.
A reported 97 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Madison in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,989 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Madison counseling schools was an average of $33,363 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $920 for counseling related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,129 per year, on average, for room and board at Madison-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,451.
If you plan on staying in Madison after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Madison, which is the most popular counseling profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,700 counselors in Wisconsin. Of these counselors, 440 were working in the greater Madison area. The number of counselors in Madison is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Madison is $53,850 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.