Counseling Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 33 accredited counseling schools where counseling faculty who teach counseling classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of counseling and counseling training in Washington State, 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. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  2. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  3. City University of Seattle

    11900 NE First Street, Bellevue, Washington 98005

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  4. Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598

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  5. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

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  6. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  7. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  8. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  9. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  10. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  11. Heritage University

    3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, Washington 98948

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  12. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  13. Bastyr University

    14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, Washington 98028-4966

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  14. Lower Columbia College

    1600 Maple Street, Longview, Washington 98632-0310

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  15. Northwest University

    5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

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  16. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  17. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  18. Peninsula College

    1502 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, Washington 98362

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  19. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  20. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  21. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  22. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  23. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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  24. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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  25. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  26. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  27. Wenatchee Valley College

    1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, Washington 98801-1799

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  28. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  29. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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  30. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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  31. Northwest Indian College

    2522 Kwina Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226-9217

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  32. Argosy University-Seattle

    2601-A Elliott Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121

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  33. Mars Hill Graduate School

    2501 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Counseling Employment

Washington State 18,690
National 653,240

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

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Washington State

20,380 20,400 19,240 18,740 18,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, counseling is a shrinking field. 2,160 less counseling professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has shrunk by 11% in four years. 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 Washington State

$48,345 $51,123 $50,327 $52,105 $51,604
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington State, as the number of counseling professionals is declining, the salaries earned by counseling professionals are increasing. In 2006 counseling professionals made a mean salary of $48,345 per year, and in 2010 they made $51,604 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$34,930
25th percentile
$40,716
50th percentile
$49,126
75th percentile
$60,770
90th percentile
$71,214

Thus, there was a 6% growth in counseling professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of counseling, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid counseling professionals earning 104% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Washington State

Christian Counseling
$58,870
Clinical Psychology
$59,422
Counseling
$52,867
Forensic Psychology
$75,695
School Psychology
$73,140
Sociology
$62,645
Sports Psychology
$73,140

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

Educational Trends

Counseling programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
16
bachelor
2
master
29
doctor
3
Certificate
12
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The number of students graduating from the 33 accredited counseling schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006, 786 students graduated from counseling courses in Washington State. And in 2010, 910 students graduated.

Thus there was a 16% percent increase in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 47%, graduated with a master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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