Wayne has a total population of 54,069 and a student population of 11,241. Of these students, 10,820 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Wayne's largest counseling school is William Paterson University of New Jersey. In 2010, William Paterson University of New Jersey graduated approximately 36 students from its counseling program.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a counseling degree in Wayne. If you decide to attend one of Wayne's counseling schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,668 per year in instate tuition and $31,422 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Wayne. And if you live on campus at one of the Wayne-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $10,870 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,688.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Wayne, your job prospects are average. There were 6,500 counselors working in New Jersey and 10,690 working in the greater Wayne area in 2010. The government projects that the number of counselors in Wayne 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 Wayne is $64,460 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.