Counseling Schools
In Columbia, Missouri

In Columbia, there are 2 counseling schools where counseling faculty can find employment. The trends in Columbia's counseling academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes counseling training at the following levels:

  • Counseling Certificate
  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Missouri Counseling Employment

Columbia 390
Missouri 13,120

Exactly 390 of the 12,210 counseling professionals employed in Missouri, work in Columbia. There has been a 290% growth in the number of counseling professionals in Columbia between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of counseling professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. Missouri Counseling employment growth

11,610 11,570 12,330 12,310 12,210
100 360 440 450 390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Counseling VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$46,925 $45,770 $42,693 $45,523 $45,677
$33,560 $35,700 $36,610 $37,570 $36,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

In Columbia, salaries for counseling professionals have decreased. In 2010 counseling professionals in Columbia reportedly earned an average salary of $45,677 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, counseling professionals in Columbia made an average salary of $46,925 per year. The decline in the salary of counseling professionals in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Columbia

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Counseling professionals in Columbia make a median yearly salary of $41,250. The 10% of counseling professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,450 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 150% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Columbia

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Counseling professional salaries in Columbia are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Counseling schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's counseling professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited counseling schools in the city.

Counseling Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in counseling offered by Columbia's counseling schools.

Student Completed Counseling Degrees In Columbia


In 2010 approximately 121 students completed counseling courses.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Missouri

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