Counseling Schools In Tennessee

In Tennessee, there are 24 accredited schools where counseling classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of counseling and counseling training in Tennessee, which 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. Austin Peay State University

    601 College St, Clarksville, Tennessee 37044

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  2. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  3. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  4. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  5. Free Will Baptist Bible College

    3606 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37205-0117

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  6. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

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  7. Hiwassee College

    225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, Tennessee 37354-4001

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  8. Johnson Bible College

    7900 Johnson Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37998

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  9. Lee University

    1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

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  10. Lincoln Memorial University

    6965 Cumberland Gap Pky, Harrogate, Tennessee 37752-9900

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  11. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

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  12. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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  13. Southwest Tennessee Community College

    737 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

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  14. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  15. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

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  16. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. The University of Tennessee-Martin

    University Street, Martin, Tennessee 38238-0002

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  18. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

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  19. Tennessee Technological University

    1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001

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  20. Tennessee Temple University

    1815 Union Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

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  21. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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  22. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

    17 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. Richmont Graduate University

    1815 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

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  24. Argosy University-Nashville

    100 Centerview Dr, Suite 225, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Counseling Employment

Tennessee 13,300
National 653,240

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

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Tennessee

9,080 12,250 13,100 13,000 10,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of counseling professionals is growing in Tennessee. In 2010 there were 1,810 more counseling professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of counseling has grown by 20% in Tennessee. This growth is faster 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 Tennessee

$37,488 $39,668 $40,260 $40,418 $39,498
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Tennessee, as the number of counseling professionals is growing, the salaries earned by counseling professionals are increasing. The mean salary for counseling professionals in 2006 was $37,488 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,498 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$25,256
25th percentile
$30,740
50th percentile
$37,634
75th percentile
$45,978
90th percentile
$56,810

Thus, counseling professionals' salaries grew by 5% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 125% 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 Tennessee.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Christian Counseling
$50,518
Clinical Psychology
$51,448
Counseling
$40,333
Forensic Psychology
$70,535
School Psychology
$60,980
Sociology
$55,300
Sports Psychology
$60,980

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee

associate
1
bachelor
5
master
23
doctor
3
Certificate
6
Total38

As the number of counseling professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 24 accredited counseling schools in Tennessee state is also increasing. In 2006, 484 students graduated from counseling courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 569 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 18%. A majority of these graduates, or 61%, graduated with an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of counseling faculty in Tennessee, growth in the field of counseling academia and faculty salaries in Tennessee. 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 take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of counseling in Tennessee. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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