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Fast Facts for Educational Counselors in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Brownsville, Lubbock and McAllen
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Midland, Texarkana and Dallas
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth

Salaries for Educational Counselors in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Laredo, Fort Worth and Houston

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Programs
  • MSEd: School Counseling
  • Several student organizations are present on campus, including Alpha Chi and Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Societies, intramural sports, and a student government association.
  • Main campus is located in Hobbs, New Mexico, with online options as well.
  • Originally founded in 1962 as College of the Southwest.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Programs
  • Bridge - Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • B.S. in Behavioral Health Science - Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!
Programs
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Offers students a variety of degrees & programs to help them explore their passion
  • Online programs & 3 campuses in San Antonio, Houston, & Rio Grande Valley, TX
  • A Catholic Education at OLLU is shaped by their unique belief in God’s Providence
  • #1 in San Antonio, Highest Percentage of Classes Under 20 by US News & World Report
  • 95% of 2016 incoming OLLU freshmen received scholarships or aid
Programs
  • School Psychology (MA)
  • School Psychology (PsyD)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
Programs
  • M.Ed. - School Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science: Psychology: Addiction and Recovery
  • Applied Psychology: Developmental Psychology
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Programs
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling
  • Certificate in School Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
  • MS in Psychology - General Psychology

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Programs
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology - BA
  • General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

More Texas Educational Counseling Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Abilene
Doctorate
4,675
San Angelo
Masters
6,239
Dallas
Doctorate
5,244
Abilene
Doctorate
2,435
Houston
Masters
2,339
Wichita Falls
Masters
6,027
San Antonio
Doctorate
2,608
Prairie View
Doctorate
8,382
Huntsville
Doctorate
16,496
Levelland
Associate
6,602
Nacogdoches
Doctorate
11,607
Alpine
Masters
2,717
Stephenville
Doctorate
9,460
Laredo
Doctorate
5,179
Corpus Christi
Doctorate
8,563
Kingsville
Doctorate
6,567
Fort Worth
Masters
8,668
Houston
Doctorate
9,540
San Marcos
Doctorate
28,121
Lubbock
Doctorate & First Professional
28,260
Lubbock
Doctorate & First Professional
2,616
Fort Worth
Doctorate & First Professional
3,087
Denton
Doctorate
12,168
Brownsville
Doctorate
17,215
El Paso
Doctorate
20,154
San Antonio
Doctorate
28,533
Odessa
Masters
3,559
Edinburg
Doctorate
17,435
Houston
Doctorate & First Professional
34,663
Houston
Doctorate
7,522
Victoria
Masters
2,784
Belton
Doctorate
2,651
Denton
Doctorate
34,710
Dallas
Doctorate & First Professional
2,253
Canyon
Doctorate
7,502

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Educational Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Educational Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Educational Counselors relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Austin-Round Rock 2070 $56,140
Abilene 160 $50,980
Amarillo 270 $52,340
Beaumont-Port Arthur 250 $49,670
Brownsville-Harlingen 430 $58,590
College Station-Bryan 620 $47,690
Corpus Christi 410 $55,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 6050 $63,840
El Paso 850 $56,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 5030 $60,020
San Angelo 120 $50,140
San Antonio-New Braunfels 1810 $56,660
Laredo 190 $59,360
Longview 160 $48,690
Lubbock 520 $43,530
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 900 $61,860
Midland 130 $60,350
Killeen-Temple 470 $50,720
Odessa 120 $59,920
Sherman-Denison 90 $52,580
Tyler 200 $46,430
Victoria 140 $40,420
Waco 390 $53,360
Wichita Falls 130 $49,120

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