Counseling Schools In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has 27 accredited counseling schools where counseling faculty who teach counseling classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the counseling academic community in Massachusetts, and the future trends in 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. American International College

    1000 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

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  2. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  3. Assumption College

    500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296

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  4. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Brandeis University

    415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  8. Cambridge College

    1000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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  9. Eastern Nazarene College

    23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170-2999

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  10. Emmanuel College in Boston

    400 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  11. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

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  12. Framingham State University

    100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701-9101

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  13. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

    130 Essex St, South Hamilton, Massachusetts 01982

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  14. Greenfield Community College

    One College Dr, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739

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  15. Holyoke Community College

    303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

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  16. Lesley University

    29 Everett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790

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  17. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

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  19. Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

    221 Rivermoor St, Boston, Massachusetts 02132

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  20. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  21. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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  22. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. Northern Essex Community College

    100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399

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  24. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  25. Springfield College

    263 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

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  26. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  27. Worcester State University

    486 Chandler St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01602-2597

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Counseling Employment

Massachusetts 20,960
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Massachusetts

21,460 21,530 21,790 21,260 20,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, counseling is a shrinking field. There were 870 less counseling professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 4%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of counseling professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 2% from 2006 to 2010.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$45,157 $48,332 $51,098 $51,172 $50,464
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of counseling professionals is declining, the salaries paid to counseling professionals are increasing in Massachusetts. In 2006 counseling professionals made a mean salary of $45,157 per year, and in 2010 they made $50,464 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$27,274
25th percentile
$35,416
50th percentile
$47,110
75th percentile
$62,258
90th percentile
$78,894

This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 189% 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 Massachusetts.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Christian Counseling
$54,803
Clinical Psychology
$61,928
Counseling
$52,170
Forensic Psychology
$77,910
Organizational Psychology
$88,080
School Psychology
$75,050
Sociology
$69,680
Sports Psychology
$75,050

Counseling professionals in Massachusetts earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
4
master
39
doctor
5
Certificate
24
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The number of students graduating from the 27 accredited counseling schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006, 981 students graduated from counseling courses in Massachusetts. And in 2010, 1,128 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 15%. 53% of these graduates received an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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The number of counseling faculty, growth in the field of counseling academia and counseling faculty salaries in Massachusetts, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching counseling courses to students at the certificate in counseling, associates degree in counseling, bachelors degree in counseling, masters degree in counseling, and doctoral degree in counseling levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future counseling faculty in Massachusetts. A summary of the information we have collected thus far will appear once you submit your information.

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