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Fast Facts for Counselors in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Texarkana, El Paso and College Station
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Antonio, Austin and Dallas
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth

Salaries for Counselors in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Brownsville, El Paso and Dallas

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Programs
  • MS in Psychology - Addictions
  • Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization

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Programs
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - School Counseling
  • A collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the academic vitality and broad opportunities of a research university.
  • Founded in 1834, its 340 acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ranked #23 in National Universities in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges from U.S. News and World Report.
  • Its student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 58.6% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Its stated mission is “to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity.”
Programs
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling
  • 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
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional 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
  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • 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).
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
  • Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage & Family
  • Master of Arts: Pastoral Counseling: Discipleship and Church Ministry
  • Master of Arts: Pastoral Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma
  • 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
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Online bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, IT, Healthcare Management, Pscyhology & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
Programs
  • DMFT - Mental Health Administration
  • MAMFT - LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy
  • DMFT - Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • 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.

More Texas Counselors 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
Arlington
Bachelor
144
Dallas
Doctorate
5,244
Dallas
Bachelor
358
Dallas
Doctorate & First Professional
2,005
Marshall
Bachelor
1,308
Austin
Masters & First Professional
97
Abilene
Doctorate
2,435
Houston
Masters
2,339
Wichita Falls
Masters
6,027
San Antonio
Doctorate
2,608
Prairie View
Doctorate
8,382
Austin
Masters
5,317
Huntsville
Doctorate
16,496
Levelland
Associate
6,602
Waxahachie
Masters
1,834
Fort Worth
Doctorate
3,042
San Antonio
Doctorate & First Professional
3,920
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
Houston
Doctorate & First Professional
3,774
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
Houston
Doctorate & First Professional
3,273
Dallas
Doctorate & First Professional
2,253
Canyon
Doctorate
7,502

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for 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:
Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for 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 480 $48,370
Abilene 40 $62,210
Amarillo 70 $54,310
Beaumont-Port Arthur 80 $50,920
College Station-Bryan 40 $58,260
Corpus Christi N/A $40,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 1470 $66,940
El Paso 240 $61,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 1510 $64,250
San Antonio-New Braunfels 270 $57,330
Lubbock 70 $57,460
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 150 $64,310
Killeen-Temple 80 $55,780
Waco 40 $58,270
Wichita Falls 40 $49,670

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