Portland has a total population of 529,121 and a student population of 80,848. Of these students, 3,706 are enrolled in schools that offer christian counseling programs.
Portland's largest christian counseling school is University of Portland. In 2010, University of Portland graduated approximately 3 students from its christian counseling program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a christian counseling degree in Portland. If you decide to attend a christian counseling school in Portland, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,996.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a christian counseling program in Portland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,115 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $35,196.
Many christian counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Portland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,800 counselors in Oregon. Of these counselors, 1,480 were working in the greater Portland area. Portland's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Portland, you can expect to make an average salary of $58,160 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.