Seattle has a total population of 563,374 and a student population of 95,293. Of these students, 7,751 are enrolled in schools that offer christian counseling programs.
Of the 1 christian counseling schools in Seattle, the largest christian counseling school, by student population, is Seattle University. In 2010, Seattle University graduated approximately 56 students from its christian counseling program.
In 2010, 57 students graduated with a christian counseling degree from one of Seattle's christian counseling schools. If you decide to attend a christian counseling school in Seattle, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $29,340.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for christian counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,225 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many christian counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Seattle, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,820 counselors in Washington State, 200 were working in the greater Seattle area. The number of counselors in Seattle is expected to increase by 4% 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 Seattle is $53,890 per year, which is higher than the average for counselors state-wide.