Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has eleven christian counseling schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Catholic University of America, the highest ranked school in this group with a christian counseling program, has a total student population of 6,768. It is the 209th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of District Of Columbia (#1 is George Washington University).
Christian Counseling students from Baltimore 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. In fact, in the Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 390 employed social workers earning an average salary of $57,170. Religious workers in this area earn $46,370/yr and there are 190 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.153 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by religious workers, and 0.310/1000 are held by social workers.
Of the 11 christian counseling schools with a 100-mile radius of Baltimore, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Catholic University of America comes out as the most expensive ($32,122/yr) for christian counseling students, with Washington Bible College-Capital Bible Seminary as the lowest, reported at only $17,357/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|