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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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Curious what studying Counseling gets you?

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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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