Counseling Schools In North Dakota

In North Dakota, there are 4 accredited schools where counseling classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in counseling in the state of North Dakota, which encompasses counseling training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Counseling
  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


  1. University of Mary

    7500 University Dr, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Minot State University

    500 University Ave W, Minot, North Dakota 58707

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of North Dakota

    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. North Dakota State University-Main Campus

    1301 12th Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

North Dakota Vs. National Counseling Employment

North Dakota 1,220
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in North Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In North Dakota

1,120 1,390 1,230 1,340 1,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Dakota, counseling is a shrinking field. Thus, the field of counseling has shrunk by 0% in North Dakota. This decline is slower than the national trend for counseling professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of counseling professionals working around the nation.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in North Dakota

$46,586 $31,118 $43,866 $43,458 $47,540
$38,611 $40,428 $41,355 $43,390 $43,459
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In North Dakota, as the number of counseling professionals is declining, the salaries earned by counseling professionals are increasing. The mean salary for counseling professionals in 2006 was $46,586 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,540 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in North Dakota

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90th percentile

This represents a 2% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 97% 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 North Dakota.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in North Dakota

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

In North Dakota, counseling professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Counseling programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Dakota


As the number of counseling professionals is decreasing in North Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited counseling schools in North Dakota state is decreasing. In 2006, 52 students graduated from counseling courses in North Dakota. And in 2010, 51 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in North Dakota by 2%. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in North Dakota

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