Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for counseling psychology degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,415 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

0% above average compared to other degrees

$ 16,549 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

18% below average compared to other degrees

$ 26,544 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

18% below average compared to other degrees

What do counseling psychology graduates earn?

Counseling psychology students make an average of $42,801 per year after graduation. This is 36% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 42,801 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 3% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular counseling psychology schools in the US

There are 128 schools in the US that offer a counseling psychology degree. The counseling psychology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, Boston University and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in counseling psychology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
Boston University$52,082
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Northeastern University$49,497
Fordham University$50,986
University of Pennsylvania$53,534
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,208
Northwestern University$52,678
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234
Temple University$16,658

Top US schools for a counseling psychology degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering counseling psychology degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
University of Chicago9%$56,034
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
Boston University25%$52,082
Lehigh University25%$50,740
Northeastern University27%$49,497
New York University28%$50,464
Southwestern Assemblies of God University28%$19,994

Cheapest US schools for a counseling psychology degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a counseling psychology degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Sinte Gleska University$3,154
Aspen University$4,230
Trinidad State Junior College$5,027
Monroe Community College$5,139
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies$5,760
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus$5,820
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus$5,820
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla$5,860
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German$5,898
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus$6,013

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