Illinois contains fifteen schools that offer pastoral counseling programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking pastoral counseling school in IL, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 pastoral counseling schools in Illinois, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr), with Moody Bible Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,450/yr.
Pastoral Counseling students from Illinois schools who go on to become pastoral counselors, pastors, counselors, christian counselors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 30,900 people working as counselors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,400. Also, Religious workers make on average $33,160 per year and there are about 6,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 620 employed religious workers earning an average yearly salary of $30,090. Counselors in this state earn $39,620/yr and there are 2,070 employed.
Also, within the pastoral counseling schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from pastoral counseling, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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