New Brunswick has a general population of 48,573 and an overall student population of 37,571. Approximately 37,366 of New Brunswick's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick is the largest counseling school in New Brunswick, based on student population. In 2010, Rutgers University-New Brunswick graduated approximately 24 students with credentials in counseling.
A reported 24 students graduated with credentials in counseling in New Brunswick in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at New Brunswick's counseling schools was $26,338 per year for instate students and $37,510 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,431 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the New Brunswick-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $10,676 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,161.
If you decide to work as a counselor in New Brunswick, your job prospects are average. There were 6,500 counselors working in New Jersey and 1,450 working in the greater New Brunswick area in 2010. New Brunswick'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 New Brunswick is $66,020 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.