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Counseling Programs in Virginia

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Job prospects in counseling vary greatly based on the specialty and state, but for Virginia projected growth rates are positive across the board. Annual growth rates for several counseling specialties are increasing at higher rates than the 1.6% annual growth rate for all occupations in Virginia statewide, according to the Virginia Workforce Connection website, Virginia.gov. This website projects marriage and family therapist positions to increase by 4% annually; substance abuse and behavioral disorder counseling jobs by 3%; and mental health and rehabilitation counseling positions by 2.8% each.

Economists point to increased mental health services for children, adolescents and families as one reason for greater demand. Additionally, job losses and a changing economic environment require counselors to help people retrain, and mental health counselors to work with individuals and families cope with economic changes. And as society becomes more knowledgeable about addiction, it is common for people to seek the help of counselors and therapists.

If you want to become a counselor and help others adjust to the demands of changing social and economic conditions, or you desire to help those struggling with addiction and other emotional disorders, request information from the schools listed below.

Virginia Counseling Degrees & programs
Note: This list also contains online schools that accept students from Virginia.

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• With 100,000+ students, it's the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation.
• Since 1971, its mission has been to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world.
• Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
• The student-faculty ratio is 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
• The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5%.

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Argosy University , Online (campus option available)
  • Formed in 2001, it has 28 locations across the United States.
  • Offers customized blend format of online and campus classes.
  • Extensive activity in the local campus communities.
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  • According to a Walden-sponsored study, 88.2% of graduates are very satisfied or satisfied with their education and more than 85% of students are likely or very likely to recommend the school to others.
  • In that same study, 88% of graduates said their education helped them enhance their professional performance.
  • Students can save 15% on tuition over the lifetime of their program if they are active-duty military, a veteran, or an employee of the Veteran’s Administration.
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  • Features 43 degree programs and more than 142 specializations.
  • Offers several ways to save on tuition, including multiple grant and scholarship opportunities, low-cost credits, accelerated programs, and more.
  • Reduced tuition, transfer credits, and other benefits are available for all military service members and veterans.
  • Allows students to preview a free, one-week mini course to give an accurate impression of the student experience.
  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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• Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona
• Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and 33.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
• As a Christian university, the school encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
• 65% of students have cars on campus, and alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age.

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South University , Glen Allen
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Each campus is heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
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  • Recognized by Colleges of Distinction on the 2014 Texas and Christian schools lists.
  • Offers online bachelor’s programs in organizational management and organizational leadership, and online master’s programs in human services and clinical mental health counseling.
  • Designated a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • A private, non-sectarian four-year college with  online degree programs as well as campuses in Buffalo and Rochester, NY.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 46.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Each online course spans seven weeks, the same length as accelerated on-ground courses.
  • Offers active military a discounted tuition rate  for undergraduate programs
  • Founded in 1875 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph as an institute for the preparation of teachers.
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  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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