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The Lot of a Counselor: A Survey of the Field

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In a national survey of  916 secondary school counselors, most cited numerous responsibilites.

College counseling 92%
Personal counseling 89
Academic counseling 84
Student scheduling 81
Test-related activites 80

The survey also shows big caseloads for the counselors, especially those in public schools.  

                    Student-to-Counselor Ratios

Average Range
Public Schools 330 (40-700)
Religious Schools 218 (60-553)
Private Schools 161 (40-425)
ASCA ideal                                                                                    100
ASCA maximum                                                                           300
SOURCE: National Association for College Admission Counseling and the American School Counselor Association.

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