ASCA Releases Updated Student-to-School-Counselor Ratio Data

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has released recent data that shows the student-to-school-counselor ratio is narrowing – reaching its lowest margin in nearly 31 years.

ASCA has compiled student-to-school-counselor ratio data from the 2016- 2017 school year via the most recent available data collected in the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics state nonfiscal public elementary/secondary education survey.

According to the survey, the national student-to-school-counselor ratio was 455-to-1 in 2016–2017, compared with 464-to-1 the previous school year. Although the national average has decreased, it’s still nearly twice ASCA’s recommended ratio of 250 students per school counselor.

Link to report.

Student to School Counselor Ratio 2016 -2017

Angela Cleveland