Normal, IL (population: 53,432) has two christian counseling schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Monmouth College, the highest ranked school in this group with a christian counseling program, has a total student population of 1,379. It is the 392nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Christian Counseling students from Normal schools who go on to become christian counselors, christian faith workers, chistian counselors, spiritual workers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,140 people working as religious workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,160. Also, Social workers make on average $50,470 per year and there are about 73,250 of them employed in the US today.
Normal lies in McLean county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Bloomington-Normal area has 85,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 8% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $44,280 average annual salary.
Of the 2 christian counseling schools with a 100-mile radius of Normal, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Monmouth College comes out as the most expensive ($17,897/yr) for christian counseling students, with Lincoln Christian College and Seminary as the lowest, reported at only $14,485/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Normal|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||32.1 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||90.6 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||93.7 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||95.9 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||96.3 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||98.6 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||99.5 miles|