Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has eight school counseling schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with a school counseling program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
School Counseling students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 1,980 employed educational, vocational, and school counselors earning an average salary of $50,300. 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 2.572/1000 are held by educational, vocational, and school counselors.
Of the 8 school counseling schools with a 100-mile radius of Austin, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor comes out as the most expensive ($19,366/yr) for school counseling students, with Northwest Vista College as the lowest, reported at only $3,970/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|