Colleges and universities across the nation that offer online school counseling programs charge an average tuition of $10,534 per year. The average tuition has increased, over the past few years, by 16.4%. The annual average tuition at these onlineschools in 2007 was $9,046.
The range of tuition at online school counseling colleges is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the least to most affordable colleges and universities.
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Tuition of more than $16,792 per year is charged by the most expensive online school counseling colleges. On the other hand, annual tuition charged by the cheapest schools ranges from $1,714 to $3,763. The most inexpensive accredited online school counseling schools are located in Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Virginia.
- Master of Arts in School Counseling – Elementary
- Master of Education in School Counseling – Grades K-12
- MSEd: School Counseling
- Master of Education in School Counseling
- Master of Science in School Counseling
- Master of Education in Professional Counseling – School Counseling
- Master of Science in Psychology – School Counseling
- Master of Science in Counseling – School Counseling
- Master of Arts in School Counseling
- Master of School Counseling
A reported 38% of school counseling graduates from online schools around the US graduated from these affordable programs in 2011. This represents 76,850 of the 203,588 graduates in the nation. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of school counseling graduates from the least expensive online schools has increased by 11,752 graduates per year, while the percentage of graduates from these schools has decreased.
Tuition ranging from $3,988 to $5,436 per year is charged by other somewhat more expensive online school counseling schools. An estimated 5 of the 22 online schools that offer school counseling programs in the US charge tuition in this range.
A reported 38,613 students earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. This is 19% of the nation’s school counseling graduates. A short 5 years prior, in 2006, the number of students graduating from these colleges and universities was only 35,728. This is a 8% increase in the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online schools.
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