Decatur has a general population of 18,147 and an overall student population of 27,990. Approximately 286 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer christian counseling programs.
Columbia Theological Seminary is the largest christian counseling school in Decatur, based on student population. In 2010, Columbia Theological Seminary graduated approximately 3 students from its christian counseling program.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in christian counseling in Decatur in 2010.
And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,176 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many christian counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decatur, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,500 counselors in Georgia. Of these counselors, 300 were working in the greater Decatur area. Decatur's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Decatur is $49,020 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.