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Graduate Certificates in Student Counseling

927 Yearly Graduations
$54,300 Median Salary
$44,773 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in student counseling is offered at 173 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 33% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.1% of student counseling graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Student Counseling Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 927 students earned their graduate certificate in student counseling. This makes it the 19th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in student counseling at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 12,362
Graduate Certificate 927
Doctor’s Degree 383
Basic Certificate 3
Bachelor’s Degree 3
Undergraduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Student Counseling Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in student counseling is $54,300. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $46,650 to a high of $57,050.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in student counseling is $44,773. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $49,480 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $41,994.

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The median monthly payment of a student counseling graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $522.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in student counseling. About 88.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 104
Women 823
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Student Counseling

The racial-ethnic distribution of student counseling graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 157
Hispanic or Latino 100
White 571
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 67
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Students

There are 173 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in student counseling. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

50 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for student counseling students seekinga graduate certificate is International Institute for Restorative Practices. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at IIRP Graduate School. About 84% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
39 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Carolina - Columbia comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in student counseling. Roughly 35,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at UofSC. Of these students, 85% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
35 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Kansas State University. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at K -State. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#4

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
34 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clemson University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in student counseling. Roughly 25,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their graduate certificate in student counseling from Clemson. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#5

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
33 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arkansas Tech University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in student counseling. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,256 per year.

The student counseling program at Arkansas Tech University awarded 33 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia
29 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valdosta State University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in student counseling. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,572 per year.

The student counseling program at Valdosta State University awarded 29 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 97% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
28 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of West Georgia is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in student counseling. Roughly 13,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,338 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their graduate certificate in student counseling from University of West Georgia. Of these students, 86% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
27 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of West Alabama comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in student counseling. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,678 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at University of West Alabama. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#9

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
26 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Florida State University. Each year, around 42,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at Florida State. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#10

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
24 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in student counseling. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at Mizzou. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#10

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
24 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Oregon State University. Roughly 31,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

The student counseling program at Oregon State University awarded 24 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas
23 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Angelo State University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in student counseling. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,332 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,059 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at Angelo State. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#12

Alliant International University

San Diego, California
23 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Alliant International University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in student counseling. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,347 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,255 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their graduate certificate in student counseling from Alliant. Of these students, 91% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
19 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Florida Atlantic University. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,467 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at FAU. Of these students, 79% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

California State University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
19 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Los Angeles is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in student counseling. Each year, around 26,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The student counseling program at California State University - Los Angeles awarded 19 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 63% of this group were women, and 74% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Butler University

Indianapolis, Indiana
18 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Butler University. Each year, around 5,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,858 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at Butler. About 94% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Oswego comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in student counseling. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at SUNY Oswego. About 83% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
17 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Regent University. Roughly 10,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,552 per year.

The student counseling program at Regent University awarded 17 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
16 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvard University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in student counseling. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

The student counseling program at Harvard University awarded 16 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Manhattan College

Riverdale, New York
15 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Manhattan College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in student counseling. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,972 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 graduate certificates were handed out to student counseling majors at Manhattan. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to student counseling that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 9,171
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,548
Special Education 2,240
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,112
Curriculum & Instruction 1,230

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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