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Counseling Schools in Alabama

There are 21 schools in the state of Alabama offering counseling programs. In 2010, 795 students graduated from programs at Alabama counseling schools. 707 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 29 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 802 students graduate from counseling programs in Alabama each year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from counseling programs. Specifically, 29 students graduated with certificates in counseling, 17 with an associate's level degree, 26 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 707 with a degree at the master's level, and 16 with a doctorate level degree.

21 counseling schools are located in this state. Out of these, seven schools are private, while 14 schools are public. While tuition at a public counseling school varies from $5,424 to $7,900, tuition at a private counseling school varies from $5,440 to $21,942.

Average tuition for programs in counseling is $9,100. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $5,424 per year, is at Selma University, while the highest tuition for counseling programs, which is $21,942 per year, is at Stamford University.

Counseling schools in Alabama offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Counseling Program Completions in Alabama 2006 - 2010

On average, 802 students graduate from counseling programs in Alabama each year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from counseling programs. Specifically, 29 students graduated with certificates in counseling, 17 with an associate's level degree, 26 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 707 with a degree at the master's level, and 16 with a doctorate level degree.

Counseling Program Completions in Alabama 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 33
  • Certificate 2007: 24
  • Certificate 2008: 35
  • Certificate 2009: 24
  • Certificate 2010: 29
  • Associate 2006: 28
  • Associate 2007: 31
  • Associate 2008: 24
  • Associate 2009: 20
  • Associate 2010: 17
  • Bachelor 2006: 23
  • Bachelor 2007: 18
  • Bachelor 2008: 28
  • Bachelor 2009: 22
  • Bachelor 2010: 26
  • Master 2006: 688
  • Master 2007: 735
  • Master 2008: 711
  • Master 2009: 734
  • Master 2010: 707
  • Doctorate 2006: 11
  • Doctorate 2007: 20
  • Doctorate 2008: 12
  • Doctorate 2009: 18
  • Doctorate 2010: 16

Counseling Program Availability in Alabama

Schools in this state offer a total of 41 counseling programs. Of these programs, about 58.5% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the doctoral level, the bachelors level, and the associates level.

Counseling Program Availability in Alabama

  • Certificate: 7
  • Associate: 3
  • Bachelor: 3
  • Master: 24
  • Doctorate: 4

Rehabilitation Counselors — Salary by Percentile

Rehabilitation Counselors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17240
  • 25th Percentile: 22170
  • Median: 29610
  • 75th Percentile: 43350
  • 90th Percentile: 57570

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators — Salary by Percentile

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21720
  • 25th Percentile: 23660
  • Median: 31140
  • 75th Percentile: 45480
  • 90th Percentile: 61620

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors — Salary by Percentile

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33070
  • 25th Percentile: 42800
  • Median: 52780
  • 75th Percentile: 60920
  • 90th Percentile: 71680

Mental Health Counselors — Salary by Percentile

Mental Health Counselors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22910
  • 25th Percentile: 28260
  • Median: 34490
  • 75th Percentile: 43260
  • 90th Percentile: 55380

Credit Counselors — Salary by Percentile

Credit Counselors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25780
  • 25th Percentile: 28020
  • Median: 31730
  • 75th Percentile: 37290
  • 90th Percentile: 44790

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors — Salary by Percentile

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26910
  • 25th Percentile: 30970
  • Median: 36460
  • 75th Percentile: 44300
  • 90th Percentile: 52430

Marriage and Family Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Marriage and Family Therapists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19050
  • 25th Percentile: 28350
  • Median: 36080
  • 75th Percentile: 45680
  • 90th Percentile: 59790

Counselors, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Counselors, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18440
  • 25th Percentile: 28030
  • Median: 35270
  • 75th Percentile: 46780
  • 90th Percentile: 67230

Rehabilitation Counselors — Employment Trend

Rehabilitation Counselors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32520
  • Median Salary 2007: 34850
  • Median Salary 2008: 29900
  • Median Salary 2009: 30140
  • Median Salary 2010: 29610
  • Total Employed 2006: 820
  • Total Employed 2007: 810
  • Total Employed 2008: 1230
  • Total Employed 2009: 1190
  • Total Employed 2010: 1160

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators — Employment Trend

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35360
  • Median Salary 2007: 37100
  • Median Salary 2008: 28200
  • Median Salary 2009: 39460
  • Median Salary 2010: 31140
  • Total Employed 2006: 50
  • Total Employed 2007: 50
  • Total Employed 2008: 130
  • Total Employed 2009: 110
  • Total Employed 2010: 140

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors — Employment Trend

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45080
  • Median Salary 2007: 47560
  • Median Salary 2008: 49920
  • Median Salary 2009: 52160
  • Median Salary 2010: 52780
  • Total Employed 2006: 2970
  • Total Employed 2007: 2710
  • Total Employed 2008: 2780
  • Total Employed 2009: 2790
  • Total Employed 2010: 3000

Mental Health Counselors — Employment Trend

Mental Health Counselors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 31240
  • Median Salary 2007: 35060
  • Median Salary 2008: 33940
  • Median Salary 2009: 36140
  • Median Salary 2010: 34490
  • Total Employed 2006: 1120
  • Total Employed 2007: 900
  • Total Employed 2008: 940
  • Total Employed 2009: 650
  • Total Employed 2010: 600

Credit Counselors — Employment Trend

Credit Counselors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30750
  • Median Salary 2007: 35040
  • Median Salary 2008: 33480
  • Median Salary 2009: 31680
  • Median Salary 2010: 31730
  • Total Employed 2006: 770
  • Total Employed 2007: 510
  • Total Employed 2008: 460
  • Total Employed 2009: 240
  • Total Employed 2010: 300

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors — Employment Trend

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 31540
  • Median Salary 2007: 31020
  • Median Salary 2008: 33700
  • Median Salary 2009: 34950
  • Median Salary 2010: 36460
  • Total Employed 2006: 430
  • Total Employed 2007: 660
  • Total Employed 2008: 860
  • Total Employed 2009: 800
  • Total Employed 2010: 700

Marriage and Family Therapists — Employment Trend

Marriage and Family Therapists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 33890
  • Median Salary 2007: 35560
  • Median Salary 2008: 40030
  • Median Salary 2009: 35730
  • Median Salary 2010: 36080
  • Total Employed 2006: 110
  • Total Employed 2007: 140
  • Total Employed 2008: 160
  • Total Employed 2009: 150
  • Total Employed 2010: 210

Counselors, All Other — Employment Trend

Counselors, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 33130
  • Median Salary 2007: 42670
  • Median Salary 2008: 41050
  • Median Salary 2009: 41810
  • Median Salary 2010: 35270
  • Total Employed 2006: 80
  • Total Employed 2007: 90
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 80
  • Total Employed 2010: 50

Alabama vs National Counseling Employment

Alabama vs National Counseling Employment

  • Employed in Alabama: 0.956% (6160)

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1. Selma University

1501 Lapsley St- Dinkins Hall
Selma, AL 36701
(334) 872-2533

Selma University offers one program in counseling.

2. The University of Mobile

5735 College Parkway Drive
Mobile, AL 36613-2842
(251) 675-5990

The University of Mobile, which is several miles from Mobile, is in a rural area and it offers one program in counseling.

3. The University of Montevallo

Station 6001
Montevallo, AL 35115-6000
(205) 665-6155

The University of Montevallo offers one counseling program. This school is one of 10 liberal arts colleges in Alabama.

4. The University of West Alabama

Station One
Livingston, AL 35470
(205) 652-3400

The University of West Alabama offers one counseling program and this school, which is very close to Livingston, Alabama, is in a rural area. This medium-sized school is a public 4-year institution. This school is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering programs in counseling.

5. Auburn University at Montgomery

7440 East Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117-3596
(334) 244-3000

Auburn University at Montgomery offers two counseling programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in counseling by this school and one master's level counseling degree. This medium-sized school is near the heart of downtown. This school is one of 41 public post-secondary institutions in Alabama.

6. South University - Montgomery

5355 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL 36116-1120
(334) 395-8800

South University-Montgomery is 5.1 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in counseling.

7. Troy University

University Avenue
Troy, AL 36082-0001
(334) 670-3100

Troy University offers three programs in counseling. Out of those, TROY offers students one counseling certificate and two master's level degrees in counseling. It is a public 4-year institution. This school ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Alabama.

8. Stamford University

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-2240
(205) 726-2011

Stamford University is in the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama. It offers two counseling programs. Out of those, it offers students one counseling degree at the associate's level and one degree at the bachelor's level in counseling. 4,715 students seek degrees in 79 Samford programs, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the largest institution in the state of Alabama offering counseling.

9. Amridge University

1200 Taylor Rd
Montgomery, AL 36117-3553
(334) 387-7000x7528

Amridge University, which is 7.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in Montgomery, AL. This school offers two programs in counseling. Out of those, it offers students one master's level degree in counseling and one doctorate level degree in counseling. It is one of 10 liberal arts colleges in Alabama.

10. The University of North Alabama

One Harrison Plaza
Florence, AL 35632-0001
(256) 765-4100

The University of North Alabama, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Florence, AL. It offers two programs in counseling. This medium-sized school offers students two counseling degrees at the master's level. UNA is one of 41 public post-secondary institutions in Alabama. In terms of programs, UNA is the fifth largest institution in the state of Alabama offering counseling.

11. The University of South Alabama

307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
(251) 460-6101

The University of South Alabama offers one program in counseling and USA, which is 7.8 miles from the center of the city, is in Mobile, AL. This university is one of 4 institutions with a medical school in Alabama.

12. Gadsden State Community College

1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 549-8200

Gadsden State Community College offers one program in counseling and this college is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 23 community colleges in Alabama. This college is the second oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering counseling programs.

13. Alabama State University

915 S Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
(334) 229-4400

Alabama State University is in the center of Montgomery. It offers three programs in counseling. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in counseling by this school and two degrees at the master's level in counseling. 5,705 students seek degrees in 49 ASU programs, overall. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering programs in counseling.

14. George C Wallace State Community College - Hanceville

801 Main St NW
Hanceville, AL 35077-2000
(256) 352-8000

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville offers two counseling programs. More specifically, this college offers students one counseling certificate and one associate's level degree in counseling. This college, which is very close to Hanceville, Alabama, is located in a rural setting. This public college is one of 23 community colleges in Alabama. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Alabama offering counseling.

15. Oakwood University

7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, AL 35896
(256) 726-7000

Oakwood University, which is 4.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Huntsville, AL. Oakwood offers two counseling programs. More specifically, OU offers one bachelor's level counseling degree to students and one master's level counseling degree. 1,915 students seek degrees in 70 programs at OU, overall.

16. The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
(205) 934-4011

The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers one program in counseling and it is 1.4 miles from the center of the city. UAB is one of 4 institutions with a medical school in Alabama. This big university is the eighth largest institution in the state of Alabama offering counseling.

17. Auburn University

Auburn- Alabama
Auburn, AL 36849
(334) 844-4000

Auburn University is 0.5 miles from the heart of downtown. Auburn offers five programs in counseling. Of those, students are offered one counseling certificate by this public university, two counseling degrees at the master's level, and two counseling degrees at the doctorate level. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering programs in counseling.

18. Alabama A & M University

4900 Meridian St
Normal, AL 35762
(256) 372-5000

Alabama A & M University Is in the center of Normal and it offers one counseling program. 5,814 students pursue degrees in 71 programs at this university, overall.

19. Faulkner University

5345 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL 36109-3378
(334) 272-5820

Faulkner University, which is 5.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Montgomery, AL. It offers two counseling programs. Of those, students are offered one counseling degree at the bachelor's level by this small school and one master's level counseling degree.

20. Jacksonville State University

700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 782-5781

Jacksonville State University is located in the suburbs of Jacksonville, Alabama. JSU offers two programs in counseling. Of those, this school offers one counseling certificate to students and one counseling degree at the master's level. Overall, 9,504 students pursue degrees in 72 JSU programs. This school is the sixth largest institution in the state of Alabama offering counseling in terms of programs.

21. The University of Alabama

739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0166
(205) 348-6010

The University of Alabama, which is near the center of the city, is in Tuscaloosa, AL. This university offers five programs in counseling. Out of those, this research university offers students one counseling certificate, three master's level degrees in counseling, and one counseling degree at the doctorate level. UA is the only school which requires freshmen to live on campus in Alabama. It is the largest institution in the state of Alabama offering counseling.

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