Alaska contains three schools that offer counseling programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking counseling school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 counseling schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alaska Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($25,281/yr), with University of Alaska Fairbanks as the lowest recorded at only $11,713/yr.
Counseling students from Alaska schools who go on to become counseling psychologists, school counselors, counselors, christian counselors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 30,900 people working as counselors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,400. Also, Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists make on average $59,070 per year and there are about 219,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 500 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average yearly salary of $61,680. Counselors in this state earn $42,000/yr and there are 90 employed.
Also, within the counseling schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from counseling, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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