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Master’s Degree in Student Counseling

12,362 Yearly Graduations
$42,200 Median Salary
$41,000 Median Debt
There are 473 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in student counseling. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 36% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.6% of student counseling graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Student Counseling Majors

In 2018-2019, 12,362 earned their master's degree in student counseling. This makes it the 18th most popular master's degree 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 Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in student counseling is $42,200. 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 $38,650 to a high of $45,150.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in student counseling is $41,000. 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, $49,094 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $34,448.

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The median monthly payment of a student counseling graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $478.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in student counseling. About 82.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,181
Women 10,181
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Student Counseling

The racial-ethnic distribution of student counseling master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 375
Black or African American 1,571
Hispanic or Latino 2,068
White 7,118
International Students 194
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,036
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Student Counseling Master's Degree Students

There are 473 colleges that offer a master’s degree in student counseling. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
292 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for student counseling majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 75,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 292 people received their master's degree in student counseling from Liberty University. Of these students, 88% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas
212 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Angelo State University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in student counseling. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The student counseling program at Angelo State University awarded 212 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 86% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
198 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in student counseling. Roughly 36,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 198 master's degree were handed out to student counseling majors at Capella University. Of these students, 91% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

National University

La Jolla, California
177 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their master's degree is National University. Roughly 17,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 177 people received their master's degree in student counseling from National University. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#5

Alfred University

Alfred, New York
170 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Alfred University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in student counseling. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,635 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,713 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 170 people received their master's degree in student counseling from Alfred. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#6

University of La Verne

La Verne, California
169 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of La Verne. Roughly 8,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,256 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 169 people received their master's degree in student counseling from ULV. Of these students, 83% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

New York University

New York, New York
159 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their master's degree is New York University. Each year, around 51,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 159 people received their master's degree in student counseling from NYU. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#8

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
136 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in student counseling. Roughly 30,800 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 136 people received their master's degree in student counseling from Mizzou. Of these students, 49% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
124 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Arizona University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in student counseling. Roughly 31,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 people received their master's degree in student counseling from NAU. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

122 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Fresno is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in student counseling. Each year, around 25,300 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 122 master's degree were handed out to student counseling majors at Fresno State. About 79% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
114 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of the Cumberlands. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 people received their master's degree in student counseling from Cumberland College. About 88% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
105 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their master's degree is Wake Forest University. Roughly 8,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,650 per year.

The student counseling program at Wake Forest University awarded 105 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

California State University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
100 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Los Angeles is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in student counseling. Each year, around 28,500 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 master's degree were handed out to student counseling majors at California State University - Los Angeles. Around 86% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#13

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
100 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of West Alabama. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 100 master's degree were handed out to student counseling majors at University of West Alabama. About 91% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
98 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their master's degree is Regent University. Each year, around 9,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 98 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#16

California State University - Northridge

Northridge, California
96 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their master's degree is California State University - Northridge. Each year, around 41,300 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 master's degree were handed out to student counseling majors at California State University - Northridge. Of these students, 88% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
96 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kansas State University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in student counseling. Each year, around 22,700 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, 96 master's degree were handed out to student counseling majors at K - State. Of these students, 76% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Kean University

Union, New Jersey
90 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kean University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in student counseling. Roughly 14,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,935 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,326 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 master's degree were handed out to student counseling majors at Kean. About 83% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of St. Thomas

Houston, Texas
89 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for student counseling majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of St. Thomas. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,934 per year.

The student counseling program at University of St. Thomas awarded 89 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 98% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
87 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montclair State University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in student counseling. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 master's degree were handed out to student counseling majors at Montclair State. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to student counseling that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 27,762
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25,769
General Education 19,995
Special Education 18,013
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17,465

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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