Shreveport, LA (population: 204,311) has one pastoral counseling school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Texas Baptist University has a total student population of 1,179. It is the 3527th highest ranked school in the USA and the 180th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Pastoral Counseling students from Shreveport 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.
Shreveport lies in Caddo county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Shreveport-Bossier City area has 173,610 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, East Texas Baptist University ends up costing a student $13,094/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Shreveport|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||8.9 miles|