New Jersey contains four schools that offer pastoral counseling programs. Seton Hall University, the highest-ranking pastoral counseling school in NJ, has a total student population of 9,616 and is the 298th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 pastoral counseling schools in New Jersey, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seton Hall University comes out as the most expensive ($25,082/yr), with Somerset Christian College as the lowest recorded at only $11,333/yr.
Pastoral Counseling students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 410 employed religious workers earning an average yearly salary of $42,350. Counselors in this state earn $43,630/yr and there are 1,720 employed.
Also, within the pastoral counseling schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from pastoral counseling, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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