Victoria, TX (population: 63,257) has thirty-three christian counseling schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Dallas, the highest ranked school in this group with a christian counseling program, has a total student population of 2,883. It is the 163rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Christian Counseling students from Victoria 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.
Victoria lies in Victoria county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Victoria area has 47,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.1% unemployment rate, $17.06/hr average worker wage, and a $35,490 average annual salary.
Of the 33 christian counseling schools with a 500-mile radius of Victoria, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($23,260/yr) for christian counseling students, with Southwestern Christian College as the lowest, reported at only $4,346/yr.