Colleges and universities across the nation offering online masters degree in counselor education programs charge students a median tuition of $14,500 per year. In recent years, the median tuition has increased by 59.5%. In 2007, the median tuition was $9,090 each year at these online colleges.
The range of tuition at colleges offering online counselor education programs at the masters level from least to most affordable is shown in the following chart:
|Tuition Level||Number of Schools|
Tuition of more than $14,500 each year is charged by the most expensive colleges and universities offering online masters degree in counselor education programs. But, tuition at the cheapest colleges is in the range of $1,714 to $7,900 per year. The accredited online counselor education masters degree schools that are the least expensive are located in Alabama and Massachusetts.
- M.S. in Professional Counseling
- Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (48 hr)
- M.S. in Addiction Counseling
- Master of Education – School Counseling
- Master of Arts in Religion – Pastoral Counseling
- Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (60 hr)
- MS in Professional Counseling
- MSEd: School Counseling
- M.S. in Human Services – Alcohol and Drug Counseling
- MSEd: Mental Health Counseling
In 2011, of all counselor education graduates with masters degrees from online colleges and universities in the nation, an estimated 39% earned credentials from these cheap programs. Therefore, of the 103,297 graduates from across the country, 40,045 are from the most inexpensive colleges. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of counselor education graduates with masters degrees from the least expensive online schools has increased by 10,043 graduates per year, while the percentage of graduates from these schools has decreased.
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