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Counseling Schools in Massachusetts

There are 24 Massachusetts schools offering counseling programs. 1,188 students graduated from programs at Massachusetts counseling schools in 2010. 965 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 93 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

1,146 students graduate from programs in Massachusetts in counseling, on average, per year. This accounts for 3% of counseling students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 93 students graduated with certificates in counseling, 18 with an associate's level degree, 91 with a bachelor's level degree, 965 with a degree at the master's level, and 21 with a doctorate level degree.

24 counseling schools are located in this northeastern state. And out of these, 11 schools are public, while 13 schools are private. While tuition at a private counseling school varies from $13,240 to $40,542, public counseling school tuition varies from $7,053 to $10,611.

Average tuition for counseling programs is $20,934. While the highest tuition for programs in counseling, which is $40,542 every year, is at Boston College, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,053 every year, is at Framingham State University.

Massachusetts counseling schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Counseling Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

1,146 students graduate from programs in Massachusetts in counseling, on average, per year. This accounts for 3% of counseling students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 93 students graduated with certificates in counseling, 18 with an associate's level degree, 91 with a bachelor's level degree, 965 with a degree at the master's level, and 21 with a doctorate level degree.

Counseling Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 55
  • Certificate 2007: 65
  • Certificate 2008: 74
  • Certificate 2009: 86
  • Certificate 2010: 93
  • Associate 2006: 16
  • Associate 2007: 5
  • Associate 2008: 8
  • Associate 2009: 13
  • Associate 2010: 18
  • Bachelor 2006: 55
  • Bachelor 2007: 74
  • Bachelor 2008: 92
  • Bachelor 2009: 95
  • Bachelor 2010: 91
  • Master 2006: 858
  • Master 2007: 850
  • Master 2008: 910
  • Master 2009: 945
  • Master 2010: 965
  • Doctorate 2006: 18
  • Doctorate 2007: 13
  • Doctorate 2008: 20
  • Doctorate 2009: 26
  • Doctorate 2010: 21

Counseling Program Availability in Massachusetts

Schools in Massachusetts offer a total of 75 programs in counseling. Of these programs, approximately 54.7% 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 Massachusetts

  • Certificate: 24
  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 4
  • Master: 41
  • Doctorate: 5

Rehabilitation Counselors — Salary by Percentile

Rehabilitation Counselors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23940
  • 25th Percentile: 26900
  • Median: 32460
  • 75th Percentile: 49110
  • 90th Percentile: 65450

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators — Salary by Percentile

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29300
  • 25th Percentile: 38670
  • Median: 52310
  • 75th Percentile: 63070
  • 90th Percentile: 82310

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 31360
  • 25th Percentile: 44150
  • Median: 59030
  • 75th Percentile: 71790
  • 90th Percentile: 84940

Mental Health Counselors — Salary by Percentile

Mental Health Counselors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26360
  • 25th Percentile: 30610
  • Median: 39510
  • 75th Percentile: 54160
  • 90th Percentile: 70390

Credit Counselors — Salary by Percentile

Credit Counselors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31740
  • 25th Percentile: 37250
  • Median: 45260
  • 75th Percentile: 55080
  • 90th Percentile: 71890

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors — Salary by Percentile

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25340
  • 25th Percentile: 30960
  • Median: 40030
  • 75th Percentile: 47560
  • 90th Percentile: 61850

Marriage and Family Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Marriage and Family Therapists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30680
  • 25th Percentile: 36520
  • Median: 46990
  • 75th Percentile: 58690
  • 90th Percentile: 70010

Counselors, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Counselors, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18370
  • 25th Percentile: 24090
  • Median: 33760
  • 75th Percentile: 45140
  • 90th Percentile: 61760

Rehabilitation Counselors — Employment Trend

Rehabilitation Counselors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29780
  • Median Salary 2007: 31990
  • Median Salary 2008: 30840
  • Median Salary 2009: 30580
  • Median Salary 2010: 32460
  • Total Employed 2006: 4340
  • Total Employed 2007: 3580
  • Total Employed 2008: 3560
  • Total Employed 2009: 3570
  • Total Employed 2010: 3800

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators — Employment Trend

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 62650
  • Median Salary 2007: 55750
  • Median Salary 2008: 56730
  • Median Salary 2009: 49240
  • Median Salary 2010: 52310
  • Total Employed 2006: 290
  • Total Employed 2007: 350
  • Total Employed 2008: 350
  • Total Employed 2009: 330
  • Total Employed 2010: 320

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 50350
  • Median Salary 2007: 51630
  • Median Salary 2008: 53460
  • Median Salary 2009: 56510
  • Median Salary 2010: 59030
  • Total Employed 2006: 6680
  • Total Employed 2007: 6810
  • Total Employed 2008: 6810
  • Total Employed 2009: 7220
  • Total Employed 2010: 6960

Mental Health Counselors — Employment Trend

Mental Health Counselors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32770
  • Median Salary 2007: 35060
  • Median Salary 2008: 36700
  • Median Salary 2009: 38640
  • Median Salary 2010: 39510
  • Total Employed 2006: 4800
  • Total Employed 2007: 5650
  • Total Employed 2008: 6030
  • Total Employed 2009: 5020
  • Total Employed 2010: 5140

Credit Counselors — Employment Trend

Credit Counselors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45330
  • Median Salary 2007: 46630
  • Median Salary 2008: 45760
  • Median Salary 2009: 43210
  • Median Salary 2010: 45260
  • Total Employed 2006: 1160
  • Total Employed 2007: 1110
  • Total Employed 2008: 830
  • Total Employed 2009: 700
  • Total Employed 2010: 560

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors — Employment Trend

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38360
  • Median Salary 2007: 39080
  • Median Salary 2008: 35700
  • Median Salary 2009: 39700
  • Median Salary 2010: 40030
  • Total Employed 2006: 1520
  • Total Employed 2007: 1530
  • Total Employed 2008: 1840
  • Total Employed 2009: 2090
  • Total Employed 2010: 3100

Marriage and Family Therapists — Employment Trend

Marriage and Family Therapists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41520
  • Median Salary 2007: 42710
  • Median Salary 2008: 39260
  • Median Salary 2009: 39460
  • Median Salary 2010: 46990
  • Total Employed 2006: 215
  • Total Employed 2007: 220
  • Total Employed 2008: 250
  • Total Employed 2009: 430
  • Total Employed 2010: 425

Counselors, All Other — Employment Trend

Counselors, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30930
  • Median Salary 2007: 32390
  • Median Salary 2008: 33340
  • Median Salary 2009: 35540
  • Median Salary 2010: 33760
  • Total Employed 2006: 760
  • Total Employed 2007: 920
  • Total Employed 2008: 600
  • Total Employed 2009: 660
  • Total Employed 2010: 510

Massachusetts vs National Counseling Employment

Massachusetts vs National Counseling Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 3.231% (20815)

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1. Cambridge College

1000 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 2138
(617) 868-1000

Cambridge College offers three counseling programs. Out of those, this school offers one certificate in counseling to students and two degrees at the master's level in counseling. This medium-sized school is in the center of Cambridge. Overall, 4,425 students seek degrees in 28 programs at this school.

2. The Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

130 Essex St
South Hamilton, MA 1982
(978) 468-7111

The Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is in the suburbs of South Hamilton, Massachusetts and this school offers one program in counseling. It is a 4-year institution.

3. The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

221 Rivermoor St
Boston, MA 2132
(617) 327-6777

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology offers one program in counseling and this school, which is 8.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Boston, MA.

4. Framingham State University

100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
(508) 620-1220

Framingham State University is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in counseling. This school is a public 4-year institution.

5. Worcester State University

486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
(508) 929-8000

Worcester State University is 2.0 miles from the center of the city. WSU offers two counseling programs. Specifically, it offers students one counseling degree at the bachelor's level and one counseling degree at the master's level. WSU is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts.

6. Lesley University

29 Everett St
Cambridge, MA 02138-2790
(617) 868-9600

Lesley University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Cambridge, MA. LU offers four counseling programs. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in counseling, one bachelor's level degree in counseling, and two degrees at the master's level in counseling. 5,999 students pursue degrees in 57 programs at LU, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the seventh largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering counseling.

7. Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, MA 1040
(413) 552-2001

Holyoke Community College offers one counseling program and it is in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is a public 2-year institution.

8. The University of Massachusetts - Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125-3393
(617) 287-5000

The University of Massachusetts-Boston is 3.0 miles from the heart of downtown. UMass Boston offers six programs in counseling. Specifically, it offers two counseling certificates to students and four master's level degrees in counseling. UMass Boston is one of 11 research universities in Massachusetts.

9. Brandeis University

415 South St
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
(781) 736-2000

Brandeis University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Waltham, MA and it offers one counseling program. It is a 4-year research institution.

10. American International College

1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 1109
(413) 737-7000

American International College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Springfield, MA. It offers two programs in counseling. Out of those, this school offers students one counseling certificate and one degree at the master's level in counseling. 3,509 students seek degrees in 86 AIC programs, overall.

11. Springfield College

263 Alden St
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
(413) 748-3116

Springfield College is 1.7 miles from the center of the city. This school offers two counseling programs. Specifically, students are offered one counseling certificate by this school and one degree at the master's level in counseling.

12. Assumption College

500 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
(508) 767-7000

Assumption College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Worcester, MA. Assumption offers four counseling programs. Out of those, students are offered two certificates in counseling by it and two master's level degrees in counseling. 2,764 students seek degrees in 70 programs at this school, overall. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering counseling in terms of programs.

13. Eastern Nazarene College

23 E Elm Ave
Quincy, MA 02170-2999
(617) 745-3000x3706

Eastern Nazarene College, which is near the center of the city, is in Quincy, MA and this school offers one program in counseling. 1,016 students seek degrees in 64 Eastern Nazarene College programs, overall.

14. North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 01923-0840
(978) 762-4000x4350

North Shore Community College is in the suburbs of Danvers, Massachusetts. It offers two programs in counseling. Specifically, this college offers students one certificate in counseling and one counseling degree at the associate's level. Overall, 7,985 students pursue degrees in 66 programs at this college.

15. Emmanuel College

400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 2115
(617) 735-9715

Emmanuel College offers one counseling program and Emmanuel, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Boston, MA. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering counseling.

16. Suffolk University

8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill
Boston, MA 02108-2770
(617) 573-8000

Suffolk University is located in the center of Boston. Suffolk offers two programs in counseling. Of those, this school offers students one counseling certificate and one master's level degree in counseling.

17. Salem State University

352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 1970
(978) 542-6000

Salem State University is in the suburbs of Salem, Massachusetts. This school offers four programs in counseling. Out of those, students are offered two counseling certificates by this school and two degrees at the master's level in counseling. This school is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts.

18. Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 2467
(617) 552-8000

Boston College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chestnut Hill, MA. It offers four counseling programs. Out of those, this research university offers three master's level degrees in counseling to students and one doctorate level counseling degree. This university is a 4-year research institution.

19. The University of Massachusetts - Lowell

1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854-5104
(978) 934-4000

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell offers one counseling program and it is in the suburbs of Lowell, Massachusetts. Overall, 14,702 students pursue degrees in 120 programs at this university. This public university is the second oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering counseling programs.

20. Greenfield Community College

One College Dr
Greenfield, MA 01301-9739
(413) 775-1000

Greenfield Community College, which is very close to Greenfield, Massachusetts, is in a rural area and it offers one counseling program. Overall, 2,583 students pursue degrees in 29 Greenfield Community College programs.

21. Bridgewater State University

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 2325
(508) 531-1000

Bridgewater State University is located in the suburbs of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. It offers six counseling programs. More specifically, students are offered two certificates in counseling by it and four degrees at the master's level in counseling. Bridgewater is a public 4-year institution.

22. Fitchburg State University

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
(978) 345-2151

Fitchburg State University offers five programs in counseling. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in counseling by Fitchburg State and four counseling degrees at the master's level. This school is located in the suburbs of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. It is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts. This school is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering counseling in terms of programs.

23. Anna Maria College

50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612-1198
(508) 849-3300

Anna Maria College, which is very close to Paxton, Massachusetts, is located in a rural setting. This school offers three counseling programs. Of those, this school offers one counseling certificate to students and two master's level degrees in counseling. 1,462 students seek degrees in 79 programs at this school, overall.

24. Massasoit Community College

One Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, MA 02302-3996
(508) 588-9100

Massasoit Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1966. It is located in the suburbs of Brockton, Massachusetts. This community college offers subjects including forensic accounting and medical billing. Students are offered 25 certificates and 39 associates level degrees by this big college. In 2010, 8,053 students sought degrees from the 60 programs at this college. This college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. It is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.

25. Northern Essex Community College

100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-2399
(978) 556-3000

Northern Essex Community College, which is very close to Haverhill, Massachusetts, is located in a rural area and it offers one program in counseling. This college is a public 2-year institution.

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