With an overall population of 12,560 and a student population of 6,728, approximately 6,728 of River Falls students attend one of River Falls's schools that offer counseling programs.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls is the largest counseling school in River Falls, based on student population. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduated approximately 19 students from its counseling program.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in River Falls in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,149 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all River Falls counseling schools was an average of $22,722 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $330 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in River Falls. And if you live on campus at one of the River Falls-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $5,330 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in River Falls after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in River Falls, which is the most popular counseling profession, are not very good. There were 4,700 counselors working in Wisconsin and 2,310 working in the greater River Falls area in 2010. The number of counselors in River Falls is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in River Falls, you can expect to make an average salary of $47,750 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.