Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses. At first, these combined costs may seem overwhelming. They don’t have to be. With some planning and the willingness to investigate different schools, scholarships, grants, and bursaries, the cost of attending college or university can be more manageable than you might think. As a starting point for your research, here are the typical tuition costs for a mental health counseling degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 7,319 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

13% below average compared to other degrees

$ 15,181 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

24% below average compared to other degrees

$ 28,269 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

13% below average compared to other degrees

What do mental health counseling graduates earn?

Mental health counseling students make an average of $43,332 per year after graduation. This is 35% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 43,332 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 1% of degrees

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% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular mental health counseling schools in the US

There are 32 schools in the US that offer a mental health counseling degree. The mental health counseling schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The University of Alabama. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in mental health counseling per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
The University of Alabama$10,780
University of Arizona$11,877
Syracuse University$46,755
University of Florida$6,381
Grand Canyon University$17,050
University of Miami$48,484
CUNY Hunter College$6,982
Boston College$53,346

Top US schools for a mental health counseling degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
Southwestern Assemblies of God University28%$19,994
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College29%$7,062
Boston College32%$53,346
University of Rochester34%$52,020
University of the Southwest35%$16,200
University of Miami36%$48,484
Bowie State University36%$8,064
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice39%$7,070

Cheapest US schools for a mental health counseling degree

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

School NameTuition
Sinte Gleska University$3,154
Sinclair Community College$3,674
Community College of Denver$3,909
Skagit Valley College$4,200
Community College of Rhode Island$4,564
BridgeValley Community & Technical College$4,776
Mt Hood Community College$5,126
Jefferson Community College$5,257
New Mexico Highlands University$5,954
Universidad Central de Bayamon$6,260

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