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2021 Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools

98 Colleges
$51,043 Avg Salary
$44,246 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate School for You

Student Counseling is the #86 most popular major in the country with 13,679 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 98 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best graduate certificate programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the student counseling graduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 15% Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Our analysis found Harvard University to be the best school for student counseling students who want to pursue a graduate certificate in the United States. Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#2

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Out of the 98 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Rider University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Lawrenceville, Rider is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Out of the 98 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Johns Hopkins University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore.

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#4

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Alfred University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools list. Alfred is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Alfred.

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#5

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Manhattan College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools list. Manhattan is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Riverdale.

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With a ranking of #6, The College of Saint Rose did quite well on this year’s best schools for student counseling students working on their graduate certificate. The College of Saint Rose is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Albany.

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#7

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

University of Redlands did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for student counseling students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the small city of Redlands, U of Redlands is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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University of Missouri - Columbia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for student counseling students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#9

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Maryland - College Park landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate student counseling programs. UMCP is a very large public school located in the large suburb of College Park.

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Indiana University - Bloomington did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for student counseling students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #11 on the list. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the city of Bloomington.

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California State University - Los Angeles came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the city of Los Angeles, California State University - Los Angeles is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Connecticut landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate student counseling programs. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#14

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

With a ranking of #14, SUNY Oneonta did quite well on this year’s best schools for student counseling students working on their graduate certificate. SUNY Oneonta is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Oneonta.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Student Counseling students that almost earned our Best Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
15 George Washington University Washington, DC
16 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
17 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
18 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
19 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA

Student Counseling by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Student Counseling is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

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Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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