River Forest has a total population of 11,635 and a student population of 8,958. Of these students, 3,909 are enrolled in schools that offer christian counseling programs.
Of the 1 christian counseling schools in River Forest, the largest christian counseling school, by student population, is Dominican University. In 2010, Dominican University graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in christian counseling.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a christian counseling degree in River Forest. If you decide to attend a christian counseling school in River Forest, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,700.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for christian counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the River Forest-based christian counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $8,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $29,575.
If you plan on staying in River Forest after graduating from christian counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in River Forest, which is the most popular christian counseling profession, are average. In 2010, of the 14,840 counselors in Illinois, 1,190 were working in the greater River Forest area. The number of counselors in River Forest is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in River Forest is $45,960 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.