Jersey City has a general population of 240,055 and an overall student population of 21,515. Approximately 8,399 of Jersey City's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Jersey City, the largest counseling school, by student population, is New Jersey City University. In 2010, New Jersey City University graduated approximately 33 students with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a counseling degree in Jersey City. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,335 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jersey City counseling schools was an average of $31,613 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,988 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Jersey City-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $9,043 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,501.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jersey City, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 counselors in New Jersey were working in the greater Jersey City area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Jersey City will increase by 8% 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 Jersey City is $64,460 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.