Union has a general population of 54,405 and an overall student population of 17,065. Approximately 15,051 of Union's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Union, by student population, is Kean University. In 2010, Kean University graduated approximately 46 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 50 students graduated with a counseling degree in Union. Tuition in 2009 at Union's counseling schools was $25,184 per year for instate students and $29,819 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board at Union-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
If you plan on staying in Union after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Union, which is the most popular counseling profession, are average. In 2010, there were 6,500 counselors in New Jersey. Of these counselors, 1,520 were working in the greater Union area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Union will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Union is $75,070 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for counselors.