Grand Rapids has a total population of 197,800 and a student population of 38,883. Of these students, 2,606 are enrolled in schools that offer christian counseling programs.
Grand Rapids's largest christian counseling school is Cornerstone University. In 2010, Cornerstone University graduated approximately 3 students from its christian counseling program.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in christian counseling in Grand Rapids in 2010. If you decide to attend a christian counseling school in Grand Rapids, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $20,520.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for christian counseling related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Grand Rapids-based christian counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $6,510 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $24,394.
After graduating with your credentials in christian counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Grand Rapids, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 4,910 counselors in Michigan, 170 were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. The number of counselors in Grand Rapids is expected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Grand Rapids is $33,440 per year, which is lower than the average for counselors state-wide.