Counseling Schools In Utah

In Utah, there are 7 accredited schools where counseling classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the counseling academic community in Utah, and the future trends in counseling training at the following levels:

  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


  1. Brigham Young University

    Main Campus, Provo, Utah 84602

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Utah State University

    Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-1400

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Utah

    201 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9008

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Westminster College in Salt Lake City

    1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Phoenix-Utah Campus

    5373 S. Green Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123-4642

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Western Governors University

    4001 East 700 South, Suite 701, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Argosy University-Salt Lake City

    121 Election Rd Ste 300, Draper, Utah 84020

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Utah Vs. National Counseling Employment

Utah 4,860
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Utah.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Utah

4,200 4,680 4,770 4,900 3,910
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Utah, counseling is a shrinking field. In Utah, 290 less counseling professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 7%. This decline 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 Utah

$37,378 $40,090 $48,028 $47,368 $48,088
$40,990 $43,308 $44,832 $45,796 $46,619
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 Utah. In 2006 counseling professionals made a mean salary of $37,378 per year, and in 2010 they made $48,088 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Utah

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 22% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Utah state, within the field of counseling, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid counseling professionals earn 177% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Utah

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of counseling professionals is decreasing in Utah state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited counseling schools in Utah state is increasing. In 2006 there were 142 counseling graduates from counseling courses in Utah and in 2010 there were 199 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in Utah by 40%. Most of these graduates, or 69%, earned a master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Utah

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