Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has three counseling schools within its city limits. University of Louisville, the highest ranked school in the city with a counseling program, has a total student population of 21,016. It is the 1677th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Counseling students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 1,250 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $54,120. Counselors in this area earn $25,130/yr and there are ** employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by counselors, and 2.101/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
Of the 3 counseling schools in Louisville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Spalding University comes out as the most expensive ($22,380/yr) for counseling students, with University of Louisville as the lowest, reported at only $10,764/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|