Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has three counseling schools within its city limits. Saint Edward's University, the highest ranked school in the city with a counseling program, has a total student population of 5,293. It is the 242nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Counseling students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 860 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $61,740. Counselors in this area earn $53,580/yr and there are 330 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.432 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by counselors, and 1.119/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
Of the 3 counseling schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Edward's University comes out as the most expensive ($20,510/yr) for counseling students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|