With an overall population of 36,065 and a student population of 9,996, approximately 3,023 of Lakewood students attend one of Lakewood's schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Lakewood, by student population, is Georgian Court University. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from Georgian Court University with credentials in counseling.
A reported 25 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Lakewood in 2010. If you decide to attend a counseling school in Lakewood, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,490.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,350 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Lakewood. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,386 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $30,040.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lakewood, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 6,500 counselors in New Jersey. Of these counselors, 1,450 were working in the greater Lakewood area. Lakewood's counselor workforce is projected to 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 Lakewood is $66,020 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.