Casper has a total population of 49,644 and a student population of 4,478. Of these students, 4,478 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Casper's largest counseling school is Casper College. In 2010, Casper College graduated approximately 15 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Casper's counseling schools. If you decide to attend one of Casper's counseling schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,182 per year in instate tuition and $13,446 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Casper. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,160 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,916.
If you plan on staying in Casper after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Casper, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. In 2010, of the 130 counselors in Wyoming, 40 were working in the greater Casper area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Casper will increase by 12% 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 Casper is $25,010 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for counselors.