Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has nine christian counseling schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Berea College, the highest ranked school in this group with a christian counseling program, has a total student population of 1,548. It is the 203rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Christian Counseling students from Louisville 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.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Berea College comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for christian counseling students, with Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology as the lowest, reported at only $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|