Counseling in Washington State

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Schools Offering Counseling Programs in Washington State

Each year, approximately 0.5% of Washington State graduates receive degrees in counseling. In other words, every year an estimated 886 counselors graduate from Washington State's 34 counseling schools.

Top Schools

Washington State University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a counseling program. It is located in Pullman. In 2010, 29 students graduated from Washington State University's counseling program. Washington State University charged in-state students $9,489 in tuition fees per year.

Western Washington University, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a counseling program. It is located in Bellingham. 58 students graduated with degree in counseling from Western Washington University in 2010. Western Washington University charged in-state students $6,858 in tuition fees per year.

University of Puget Sound, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a counseling program. It is located in Tacoma. In 2010, University of Puget Sound graduated 13 students from its counseling programs. Tuition at University of Puget Sound was $37,225 per year.


If you choose to attend a Washington State counseling school, average tuition will be $11,521 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,610 per year to $37,225 per year. The Washington State counseling schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  2. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
  3. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year

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

  1. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year
  3. Clark College - located in Vancouver, students are charged $3,008 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in counseling. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Counseling in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Counseling in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Counseling in Washington State
  • Certificate in Counseling in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,487 miles from location Washington State University Pullman WA 72.817 37% 26,101
7,660 miles from location Western Washington University Bellingham WA 72.1677 38% 14,575
7,680 miles from location Bellevue College Bellevue WA 15.3084 n/a 14,010
7,758 miles from location Clark College Vancouver WA 13.9084 n/a 12,989
7,628 miles from location Central Washington University Ellensburg WA 31.9043 40% 11,357
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,680 miles from location Edmonds Community College Lynnwood WA 17.534 n/a 9,658
7,477 miles from location Spokane Falls Community College Spokane WA 12.1295 n/a 9,555
7,710 miles from location Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lakewood WA 12.9816 n/a 8,188
7,686 miles from location Seattle Community College-Central Campus Seattle WA 14.0982 n/a 7,774
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
7,474 miles from location Gonzaga University Spokane WA 37.2946 28% 7,633
7,701 miles from location Olympic College Bremerton WA 11.8614 n/a 7,536
7,585 miles from location Columbia Basin College Pasco WA 10.7425 n/a 6,978
7,692 miles from location Highline Community College Seattle WA 16.5765 n/a 6,725
7,707 miles from location Clover Park Technical College Lakewood WA 16.2384 n/a 6,573
7,662 miles from location Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon WA 14.1008 n/a 5,676
7,638 miles from location Yakima Valley Community College Yakima WA 16.932 n/a 4,724
7,756 miles from location Lower Columbia College Longview WA 16.7356 n/a 4,290
7,687 miles from location Seattle Pacific University Seattle WA 68.9096 37% 4,000
7,704 miles from location Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA 65.5433 36% 3,581
7,607 miles from location Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee WA 17.293 n/a 3,423
7,680 miles from location City University of Seattle Bellevue WA 10.3031 n/a 3,204
7,717 miles from location Peninsula College Port Angeles WA 11.984 n/a 3,155
7,703 miles from location University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA 72.0673 20% 2,879
7,472 miles from location Whitworth University Spokane WA 69.1446 18% 2,781
7,558 miles from location Walla Walla University College Place WA 26.6245 63% 1,808
7,724 miles from location Saint Martin's University Lacey WA 57.1629 31% 1,672
7,680 miles from location Northwest University Kirkland WA 26.3798 48% 1,383
7,638 miles from location Heritage University Toppenish WA 12.0598 n/a 1,115
7,680 miles from location Bastyr University Kenmore WA 6.60214 n/a 918
7,663 miles from location Northwest Indian College Bellingham WA 12.8499 n/a 609
7,688 miles from location Argosy University-Seattle Seattle WA 1.36146 n/a 487
7,687 miles from location Mars Hill Graduate School Seattle WA 0.0326307 n/a 273

Curious what studying Counseling gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Rehabilitation Counselors + 7,440 $40,280 -30.3%
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors + 4,970 $56,060 42.0%
Mental Health Counselors + 3,640 $44,230 30.5%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists + 1,940 $73,140 -8.9%

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