Counseling in Georgia

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Schools Offering Counseling Programs in Georgia

Each year, approximately 0.3% of Georgia graduates receive degrees in counseling. In other words, every year an estimated 666 counselors graduate from Georgia's 22 counseling schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia with a counseling program is Emory University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. no students graduated with a degree in counseling from Emory University in 2010. Tuition at Emory University was $39,158 per year.

The second-ranked school in Georgia that has a counseling program is University of Georgia. University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th in the country in 2010, is located in Athens. In 2010, 76 students graduated from University of Georgia counseling program. University of Georgia charged in-state students $8,736 in tuition fees per year.

Georgia State University, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a counseling program. It is located in Atlanta. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated 136 students from its counseling programs. The tuition rate at Georgia State University was $8,698 per year.


If you choose to attend a Georgia counseling school, average tuition will be $11,535 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,237 per year to $39,158 per year. In 2010, the counseling schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Argosy University-Atlanta - located in Atlanta, students are charged $19,812 per year

The following Georgia counseling schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Georgia Highlands College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,237 per year
  2. Albany State University - located in Albany, students are charged $4,592 per year
  3. Columbus State University - located in Columbus, students are charged $4,996 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in counseling in Georgia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as clinical psychology or forensic psychology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Counseling in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Counseling in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Counseling in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Counseling in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,704 miles from location South University-Savannah Savannah GA 17.3865 44% 13,179
5,899 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,943 miles from location University of West Georgia Carrollton GA 56.8754 57% 11,500
5,930 miles from location Columbus State University Columbus GA 24.244 61% 8,178
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,951 miles from location Georgia Highlands College Rome GA 15.0481 100% 5,219
5,880 miles from location Albany State University Albany GA 26.6919 38% 4,473
5,904 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
5,869 miles from location Fort Valley State University Fort Valley GA 21.9471 40% 3,553
5,901 miles from location Argosy University-Atlanta Atlanta GA 1.50283 n/a 2,697
5,887 miles from location Luther Rice University Lithonia GA 7.12242 n/a 991
5,867 miles from location Thomas University Thomasville GA 31.13 n/a 973
5,763 miles from location Paine College Augusta GA 40.8694 21% 907
5,847 miles from location Toccoa Falls College Toccoa GA 28.3429 31% 816
5,833 miles from location Emmanuel College Franklin Springs GA 24.6984 70% 732
5,907 miles from location Atlanta Christian College Atlanta GA 19.2965 71% 690
5,896 miles from location Columbia Theological Seminary Decatur GA 0.0341845 n/a 286

Curious what studying Counseling gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors + 6,270 $54,870 21.3%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists + 2,820 $70,080 52.4%
Mental Health Counselors + 1,670 $39,760 106.2%
Rehabilitation Counselors + 1,160 $37,440 -35.2%

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