Muncie, IN (population: 64,234) has two counseling schools within its city limits. Ball State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a counseling program, has a total student population of 21,401. It is the 196th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Counseling students from Muncie 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.
Muncie lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Muncie area has 45,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.7% unemployment rate, $17.66/hr average worker wage, and a $36,730 average annual salary.
Of the 2 counseling schools in Muncie, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ball State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,601/yr) for counseling students, with Ivy Tech Community College-East Central as the lowest, reported at only $11,166/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Muncie|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||58.8 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||61.6 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||81.6 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||82.1 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||84.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||91.8 miles|