The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a substance abuse counseling degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,186 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

9% above average compared to other degrees

$ 19,201 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

4% below average compared to other degrees

$ 21,103 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

35% below average compared to other degrees

What do substance abuse counseling graduates earn?

Substance abuse counseling students make an average of $47,599 per year after graduation. This is 29% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 47,599 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 4% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular substance abuse counseling schools in the US

There are 172 schools in the US that offer a substance abuse counseling degree. The substance abuse counseling schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Syracuse University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in substance abuse counseling per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
Syracuse University$46,755
Liberty University$21,310
Grand Canyon University$17,050
Drexel University$52,002
University of South Carolina-Columbia$11,862
University of Utah$8,884
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus$11,000
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus$18,067

Top US schools for a substance abuse counseling degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Southern University at New Orleans25%$6,421
Oak Hills Christian College27%$17,314
Southwestern Assemblies of God University28%$19,994
Liberty University30%$21,310
Bowie State University36%$8,064
Coppin State University37%$7,474
Mississippi College39%$17,392
Delaware State University45%$7,868
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff47%$7,408
Syracuse University47%$46,755

Cheapest US schools for a substance abuse counseling degree

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

School NameTuition
Tohono O'Odham Community College$932
American River College$1,104
Cosumnes River College$1,104
San Joaquin Delta College$1,104
Yuba College$1,124
Woodland Community College$1,124
Lassen Community College$1,127
Cypress College$1,140
Imperial Valley College$1,142
San Diego City College$1,142

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