Counseling in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Counseling Programs in Massachusetts

Around 0.5% of Massachusetts's graduates graduate from counseling degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,073 counselors graduate from Massachusetts' 27 counseling schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts with a counseling program is Boston College, which is located in Chestnut Hill. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, 122 students graduated from Boston College's counseling program. The tuition rate at Boston College was $40,542 per year.

Boston University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a counseling program. It is located in Boston. 55 students graduated with degree in counseling from Boston University in 2010. Tuition at Boston University was $39,864 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a counseling program is Northeastern University. Northeastern University, which was ranked 18th in the country in 2010, is located in Boston. In 2010, 49 students graduated from Northeastern University counseling program. Tuition at Northeastern University was $36,792 per year.


If you choose to attend a Massachusetts counseling school, average tuition will be $17,553 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,276 per year to $40,542 per year. In 2010, the following Massachusetts counseling schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Boston College - located in Chestnut Hill, students are charged $40,542 per year
  2. Brandeis University - located in Waltham, students are charged $40,289 per year
  3. Boston University - located in Boston, students are charged $39,864 per year

The counseling schools in Massachusetts that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Holyoke Community College - located in Holyoke, students are charged $3,276 per year
  2. Northern Essex Community College - located in Haverhill, students are charged $3,384 per year
  3. Massasoit Community College - located in Brockton, students are charged $3,720 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts statistics regarding a career in counseling and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as clinical psychology or forensic psychology.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Counseling in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Counseling in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Counseling in Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Degree in Counseling in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Counseling in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,267 miles from location Boston University Boston MA 85.9479 20% 31,960
5,266 miles from location Northeastern University Boston MA 82.4476 20% 27,537
5,270 miles from location Boston College Chestnut Hill MA 86.2323 25% 15,036
5,263 miles from location University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston MA 23.6688 26% 14,912
5,283 miles from location University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell MA 30.5008 37% 13,602
5,255 miles from location Bridgewater State University Bridgewater MA 31.299 32% 10,774
5,259 miles from location Salem State University Salem MA 26.9378 31% 10,125
5,265 miles from location Suffolk University Boston MA 59.9395 16% 9,148
5,264 miles from location North Shore Community College Danvers MA 11.9872 n/a 7,968
5,257 miles from location Massasoit Community College Brockton MA 10.1667 n/a 7,941
5,342 miles from location Holyoke Community College Holyoke MA 13.31 n/a 7,473
5,271 miles from location Northern Essex Community College Haverhill MA 9.60858 n/a 7,385
5,305 miles from location Fitchburg State University Fitchburg MA 60.4816 33% 7,043
5,268 miles from location Lesley University Cambridge MA 61.0844 22% 6,173
5,283 miles from location Framingham State University Framingham MA 60.0669 34% 5,989
5,275 miles from location Brandeis University Waltham MA 81.2242 30% 5,598
5,303 miles from location Worcester State University Worcester MA 57.4626 33% 5,473
5,336 miles from location Springfield College Springfield MA 31.5966 35% 5,107
5,268 miles from location Cambridge College Cambridge MA 3.68915 n/a 4,830
5,336 miles from location American International College Springfield MA 51.0356 31% 3,414
5,302 miles from location Assumption College Worcester MA 29.7589 17% 2,794
5,347 miles from location Greenfield Community College Greenfield MA 10.9609 n/a 2,546
5,267 miles from location Emmanuel College Boston MA 61.4947 14% 2,454
5,258 miles from location Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary South Hamilton MA 0.226144 n/a 1,892
5,307 miles from location Anna Maria College Paxton MA 53.6904 26% 1,589
5,261 miles from location Eastern Nazarene College Quincy MA 54.2902 35% 1,075
5,270 miles from location Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology West Roxbury MA 0.0535478 n/a 448

Curious what studying Counseling gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors + 6,960 $58,080 5.8%
Mental Health Counselors + 5,140 $43,700 -1.0%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists + 4,180 $75,050 14.8%
Rehabilitation Counselors + 3,800 $38,840 -17.9%

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