Counseling Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has 27 accredited counseling schools where counseling faculty who teach counseling classes can find employment. The trends in Minnesota'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. Walden University

    155 Fifth Ave S, Suite 100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

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  2. Bethel University in Saint Paul

    3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112-6902

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  3. Bethel Seminary-St. Paul

    3949 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112

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  4. Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies

    15251 Pleasant Valley Rd, Center City, Minnesota 55012-0011

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  5. Inver Hills Community College

    2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076-3224

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  6. Minnesota State University-Mankato

    South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  7. Argosy University-Twin Cities

    1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, Minnesota 55121

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  8. Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

    1001 Chestnut St W, Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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  9. Metropolitan State University

    700 E Seventh St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106-5000

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  10. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

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  11. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

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  12. Crossroads College

    920 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902-2382

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  13. University of Minnesota-Duluth

    515 Darland Administration Bldg, Duluth, Minnesota 55812

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  14. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  15. North Central University

    910 Elliot Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404-1391

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  16. Oak Hills Christian College

    1600 Oak Hills Rd SW, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601-8834

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  17. St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    1540 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240

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  18. Saint Cloud State University

    720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

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  19. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    700 Terrace Heights, Winona, Minnesota 55987-1399

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  20. Crown College

    8700 College View Drive, Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota 55375-9001

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  21. University of St Thomas in Saint Paul

    2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1078

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  22. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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  23. Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center

    935 Olson Memorial Hwy, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405

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  24. Winona State University

    8th and Johnson St, Winona, Minnesota 55987-5838

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  25. Century Community and Technical College

    3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

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  26. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

    2101 14th St, Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Counseling Employment

Minnesota 11,150
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Minnesota

12,160 11,920 11,180 11,140 10,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, counseling is a shrinking field. 1,910 less counseling professionals were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Minnesota, this field has shrunk by 16% in four years. 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 Minnesota

$45,368 $46,072 $47,428 $49,630 $48,000
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by counseling professionals is increasing in Minnesota. In 2006 counseling professionals made a mean salary of $45,368 per year, and in 2010 they made $48,000 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
$29,448
25th percentile
$36,236
50th percentile
$45,390
75th percentile
$58,208
90th percentile
$72,164

Thus, counseling professionals' salaries grew by 5% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of counseling, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid counseling professionals earning 145% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Christian Counseling
$50,282
Clinical Psychology
$57,858
Counseling
$50,563
Forensic Psychology
$68,100
Organizational Psychology
$117,850
School Psychology
$63,610
Sociology
$69,260
Sports Psychology
$63,610

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
3
bachelor
10
master
26
doctor
5
Certificate
20
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The number of students graduating from the 27 accredited counseling schools in Minnesota is increasing. In Minnesota, there were 751 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,214 graduates from counseling courses in 2010.

This represents a 62% increase in the number of counseling degree or certificate school graduates in Minnesota state. Most of these graduates, or 41%, earned an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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