With an overall population of 197,790 and a student population of 50,842, approximately 32,172 of Richmond students attend one of Richmond's schools that offer christian counseling programs.
The largest christian counseling school in Richmond, by student population, is Virginia Commonwealth University. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from Virginia Commonwealth University with credentials in christian counseling.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a christian counseling degree from one of Richmond's christian counseling schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,731 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Richmond christian counseling schools was an average of $37,365 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,474 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a christian counseling program in Richmond. And if you live on campus at one of the Richmond-based christian counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $8,335 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,771.
Many christian counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Richmond, your job prospects are good. The number of counselors in Richmond is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.