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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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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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