Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has twenty-seven christian counseling schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Biola University, the highest ranked school in this group with a christian counseling program, has a total student population of 5,942. It is the 78th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Christian Counseling students from Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
Of the 27 christian counseling schools with a 500-mile radius of Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Clara University comes out as the most expensive ($35,245/yr) for christian counseling students, with World Mission University as the lowest, reported at only $12,114/yr.