Counseling Schools In Georgia

In Georgia, there are 22 accredited schools where counseling classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Georgia's counseling academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in counseling includes counseling training at the following levels:

  • Counseling Certificate
  • Associates degree in Counseling
  • Bachelors degree in Counseling
  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


Schools

  1. Luther Rice University

    3038 Evans Mill Rd, Lithonia, Georgia 30038-2418

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  2. Albany State University

    504 College Dr., Albany, Georgia 31705

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  3. Atlanta Christian College

    2605 Ben Hill Rd, East Point, Georgia 30344

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  4. Clark Atlanta University

    223 James P Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314-4391

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  5. Augusta State University

    2500 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia 30904-2200

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  6. Columbia Theological Seminary

    701 S. Columbia Dr, Decatur, Georgia 30030-4118

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  7. Columbus State University

    4225 University Ave, Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645

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  8. South University-Savannah

    709 Mall Blvd, Savannah, Georgia 31406

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  9. Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs

    181 Springs St, Franklin Springs, Georgia 30639

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  10. Emory University

    408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322

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  11. Georgia Highlands College

    3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E., Rome, Georgia 30161-3897

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  12. Fort Valley State University

    1005 State University Dr, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030-4313

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  13. Georgia Southern University

    Hwy 301 South, Statesboro, Georgia 30460

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  14. Georgia State University

    33 gilmer st, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083

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  15. University of Georgia

    Athens, Georgia 30602

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  16. Mercer University

    1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207

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  17. Paine College

    1235 15th St, Augusta, Georgia 30901-3182

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  18. Thomas University

    1501 Millpond Rd, Thomasville, Georgia 31792

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  19. Toccoa Falls College

    107 North Chapel Drive, Toccoa Falls, Georgia 30598-7062

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  20. Valdosta State University

    1500 N Patterson, Valdosta, Georgia 31698

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  21. University of West Georgia

    1601 Maple St, Carrollton, Georgia 30118-0001

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  22. Argosy University-Atlanta

    980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Georgia Vs. National Counseling Employment

Georgia 12,960
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Georgia.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Georgia

10,750 12,510 12,980 12,750 12,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Counseling is a growing field in Georgia. In Georgia, 1,480 more counseling professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Georgia, this field has grown by 14% in four years. This is faster than the trend for counseling professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in Georgia

$43,558 $45,595 $47,052 $47,790 $47,128
$42,452 $44,373 $45,309 $46,939 $48,171
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of counseling professionals is growing, the salaries paid to counseling professionals are increasing in Georgia. The mean salary for counseling professionals in 2006 was $43,558 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,128 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Georgia

10th percentile
$26,446
25th percentile
$33,694
50th percentile
$44,902
75th percentile
$57,266
90th percentile
$71,626

Thus, counseling professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 171% pay differential between the highest paid counseling professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of counseling in Georgia.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Georgia

Christian Counseling
$51,165
Clinical Psychology
$62,328
Counseling
$48,735
Forensic Psychology
$74,195
School Psychology
$70,080
Sociology
$58,370
Sports Psychology
$70,080

In Georgia, counseling professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Counseling programs available for each degree type for all schools in Georgia

associate
2
bachelor
5
master
22
doctor
5
Certificate
5
Total39

The number of students graduating from the 22 accredited counseling schools in Georgia is increasing. In 2006 there were 680 counseling graduates from counseling courses in Georgia and in 2010 there were 703 graduates.

Thus there was a 3% percent increase in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in Georgia. A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Georgia

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