Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has five school counseling schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a school counseling program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee.
School Counseling students from Nashville schools who go on to become school counselors, childhood educators, college counselors, health information specialists, 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, Educational, vocational, and school counselors make on average $55,030 per year and there are about 251,050 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 1,140 employed educational, vocational, and school counselors earning an average salary of $47,370. Counselors in this area earn $33,490/yr and there are 270 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.382 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by counselors, and 1.578/1000 are held by educational, vocational, and school counselors.
Of the 5 school counseling schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vanderbilt University comes out as the most expensive ($20,446/yr) for school counseling students, with Tennessee State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,483/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|