Counseling Schools In California

In California, there are 119 accredited schools where counseling classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of counseling and counseling training in California, which includes counseling training at the following levels:

  • Counseling Certificate
  • Associates degree in Counseling
  • Bachelors degree in Counseling
  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


Schools

  1. Allan Hancock College

    800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

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  2. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  3. Bethany University

    800 Bethany Dr, Scotts Valley, California 95066-2898

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  4. Bethesda Christian University

    730 N. Euclid St, Anaheim, California 92801

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  5. Biola University

    13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California 90639-0001

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Butte College

    3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399

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  7. Phillips Graduate Institute

    5445 Balboa Blvd, Encino, California 91316-1509

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  8. California Institute of Integral Studies

    1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94103

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  9. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  10. California Lutheran University

    60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2787

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  11. Alliant International University

    10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, California 92131-1799

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  12. California State University-Bakersfield

    9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, California 93311-1099

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  13. California State University-San Bernardino

    5500 University Pky, San Bernardino, California 92407-2397

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  14. California State University-Dominguez Hills

    1000 E Victoria St, Carson, California 90747-0005

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  15. California State University-Fresno

    5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740

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  16. California State University-Fullerton

    800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, California 92831-3599

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  17. California State University-East Bay

    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, California 94542

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  18. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  19. California State University-Los Angeles

    5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, California 90032

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  20. California State University-Northridge

    18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330

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  21. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

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  22. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  24. Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

    1731 E 120th St, Los Angeles, California 90059

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  25. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  26. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  27. College of the Desert

    43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260

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  28. Diablo Valley College

    321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  29. Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, California 94901-2298

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  30. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  31. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  32. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

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  33. Fuller Theological Seminary in California

    135 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, California 91182

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  34. Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA

    1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, California 91208-2894

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  35. Hartnell College

    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California 93901

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  36. Holy Names University

    3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, California 94619-1699

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  37. Pacifica Graduate Institute

    249 Lambert Rd, Carpinteria, California 93013

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  38. Imperial Valley College

    380 E. Aten Road, Imperial, California 92251-0158

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  39. John F Kennedy University

    100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, California 94523-4817

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  40. Life Pacific College

    1100 W. Covina Blvd., San Dimas, California 91773-3298

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  41. University of La Verne

    1950 Third St, La Verne, California 91750-4401

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  42. Lake Tahoe Community College

    One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

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  43. Lassen Community College

    Hwy 139, Susanville, California 96130

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  44. Southern California Seminary

    2075 E. Madison Avenue, El Cajon, California 92019-1108

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  45. La Sierra University

    4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92515-8247

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  46. Loma Linda University

    Loma Linda, California 92350

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  47. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  48. Los Angeles Pierce College

    6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91371-0002

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  49. Los Angeles Southwest College

    1600 W Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles, California 90047-4899

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  50. The Master's College and Seminary

    21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91321-1200

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  51. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  52. Loyola Marymount University

    One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

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  53. Mendocino College

    1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, California 95482

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  54. Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary

    4824 E Butler, Fresno, California 93727-5097

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  55. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

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  56. Merritt College

    12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, California 94619-3196

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  57. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  58. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  59. Mount St. Mary's College

    12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, California 90049-1599

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  60. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

    1499 N. State S., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399

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  61. National University

    11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011

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  62. Notre Dame de Namur University

    1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908

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  63. Oxnard College

    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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  64. Hope International University

    2500 E Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, California 92831-3199

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  65. Pacific Oaks College

    5 Westmoreland Pl, Pasadena, California 91103-3565

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  66. Palo Verde College

    One College Drive, Blythe, California 92225

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  67. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  68. Porterville College

    100 E College Ave, Porterville, California 93257

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  69. University of Redlands

    1200 E. Colton Ave, Redlands, California 92373-0999

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  70. College of the Redwoods

    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, California 95501-9300

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  71. Rio Hondo College

    3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601-1616

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  72. Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area

    1005 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, California 94501

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  73. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  74. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

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  75. San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  76. University of San Diego

    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110-2492

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  77. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  78. University of San Francisco

    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  79. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  80. William Jessup University

    333 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin, California 95765-3707

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  81. San Jose City College

    2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, California 95128-2798

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  82. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784

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  83. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  84. Santa Clara University

    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053

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  85. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  86. Simpson University

    2211 College View Drive, Redding, California 96003-8606

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  87. College of the Siskiyous

    800 College Ave, Weed, California 96094-2899

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  88. San Bernardino Valley College

    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798

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  89. Saint Marys College of California

    1928 Saint Marys Road, Moraga, California 94556

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  90. Sonoma State University

    1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, California 94928-3609

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  91. Vanguard University of Southern California

    55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  92. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  93. Claremont School of Theology

    1325 N College Ave, Claremont, California 91711-3199

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  94. West Los Angeles College

    9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230-3519

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  95. The Wright Institute

    2728 Durant Ave, Berkeley, California 94704-1796

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  96. Yuba College

    2088 N Beale Rd, Marysville, California 95901

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  97. Bethel Seminary San Diego

    6116 Arosa St, San Diego, California 92115

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  98. Brandman University- Part of the Chapman University System

    16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, California 92618

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  99. Intercoast Colleges in Orange

    3745 W. Chapman Avenue #100, Orange, California 92868

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  100. University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus

    3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100, San Diego, California 92123-4403

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  101. World Mission University

    500 Shatto Pl Ste 600, Los Angeles, California 90020

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  102. University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus

    3590 N First St, San Jose, California 95134-1805

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  103. University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus

    3100 Bristol Street, Suite 500, Costa Mesa, California 92626-3099

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  104. University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus

    2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, California 95833-4334

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  105. Argosy University-Orange County

    601 South Lewis Street, Orange, California 92868

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  106. ICDC College

    5422 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90027

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  107. Intercoast Colleges in Burbank

    175 East Olive Avenue, 3rd Floor, Burbank, California 91502

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  108. King's University

    14800 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, California 91405-2233

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  109. Intercoast Colleges in Riverside

    1989 Atlanta Ave, Riverside, California 92507

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  110. Intercoast Colleges in West Covina

    1400 W. West Covina Pkwy-2nd Floor, West Covina, California 91790

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  111. University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus

    45 Riverpark Pl W Ste 300, Fresno, California 93720-1562

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  112. Argosy University-Los Angeles

    5230 Pacific Concourse, Suite 200, Los Angeles, California 90045

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  113. Argosy University-Inland Empire

    636 East Brier Dr, Suite 120, San Bernardino, California 92408

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  114. Argosy University-San Diego

    1615 Murray Canyon Road, Suite 100, San Diego, California 92108

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  115. Intercoast Colleges in Carson

    One Civic Plaza-Ste 110, Carson, California 90745

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  116. Woodland Community College

    2300 E Gibson Rd, Woodland, California 95776

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  117. InterCoast Colleges in Sacramento

    6524 44th St Ste 208, Sacramento, California 95823

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  118. Academy for Jewish Religion-California

    574 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90024

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  119. InterCoast Colleges in Roseville

    1200 Melody Ln Ste 120, Roseville, California 92678

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Cities

  1. Counseling Schools in Los Angeles, CA11 Schools
  2. Counseling Schools in San Diego, CA7 Schools
  3. Counseling Schools in Fresno, CA5 Schools
  4. Counseling Schools in Sacramento, CA4 Schools
  5. Counseling Schools in San Francisco, CA4 Schools
  6. Counseling Schools in Orange, CA3 Schools
  7. Counseling Schools in San Bernardino, CA3 Schools
  8. Counseling Schools in Riverside, CA3 Schools
  9. Counseling Schools in Irvine, CA2 Schools
  10. Counseling Schools in Costa Mesa, CA2 Schools
  11. Counseling Schools in Pleasant Hill, CA2 Schools
  12. Counseling Schools in Fullerton, CA2 Schools
  13. Counseling Schools in Oakland, CA2 Schools
  14. Counseling Schools in Carson, CA2 Schools
  15. Counseling Schools in Long Beach, CA2 Schools
  16. Counseling Schools in Pasadena, CA2 Schools
  17. Counseling Schools in San Jose, CA2 Schools
  18. Counseling Schools in La Verne, CA1 Schools
  19. Counseling Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  20. Counseling Schools in Monterey Park, CA1 Schools
  21. Counseling Schools in San Mateo, CA1 Schools
  22. Counseling Schools in Ukiah, CA1 Schools
  23. Counseling Schools in San Dimas, CA1 Schools
  24. Counseling Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  25. Counseling Schools in Alameda, CA1 Schools
  26. Counseling Schools in Eureka, CA1 Schools
  27. Counseling Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  28. Counseling Schools in Anaheim, CA1 Schools
  29. Counseling Schools in Roseville, CA1 Schools
  30. Counseling Schools in West Covina, CA1 Schools
  31. Counseling Schools in Hayward, CA1 Schools
  32. Counseling Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools
  33. Counseling Schools in Culver City, CA1 Schools
  34. Counseling Schools in El Cajon, CA1 Schools
  35. Counseling Schools in Moraga, CA1 Schools
  36. Counseling Schools in Woodland, CA1 Schools
  37. Counseling Schools in Whittier, CA1 Schools
  38. Counseling Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  39. Counseling Schools in Carpinteria, CA1 Schools
  40. Counseling Schools in Marysville, CA1 Schools
  41. Counseling Schools in Cypress, CA1 Schools
  42. Counseling Schools in Oxnard, CA1 Schools
  43. Counseling Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  44. Counseling Schools in Oroville, CA1 Schools
  45. Counseling Schools in La Mirada, CA1 Schools
  46. Counseling Schools in Palm Desert, CA1 Schools
  47. Counseling Schools in Santa Barbara, CA1 Schools
  48. Counseling Schools in San Rafael, CA1 Schools
  49. Counseling Schools in Redding, CA1 Schools
  50. Counseling Schools in Blythe, CA1 Schools
  51. Counseling Schools in Porterville, CA1 Schools
  52. Counseling Schools in Rohnert Park, CA1 Schools
  53. Counseling Schools in Weed, CA1 Schools
  54. Counseling Schools in Imperial, CA1 Schools
  55. Counseling Schools in Bakersfield, CA1 Schools
  56. Counseling Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  57. Counseling Schools in Susanville, CA1 Schools
  58. Counseling Schools in Loma Linda, CA1 Schools
  59. Counseling Schools in Santa Maria, CA1 Schools
  60. Counseling Schools in Scotts Valley, CA1 Schools
  61. Counseling Schools in South Lake Tahoe, CA1 Schools
  62. Counseling Schools in Glendale, CA1 Schools
  63. Counseling Schools in Redlands, CA1 Schools
  64. Counseling Schools in Thousand Oaks, CA1 Schools
  65. Counseling Schools in Salinas, CA1 Schools
  66. Counseling Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools
  67. Counseling Schools in Burbank, CA1 Schools
  68. Counseling Schools in Belmont, CA1 Schools
  69. Counseling Schools in Merced, CA1 Schools
  70. Counseling Schools in Claremont, CA1 Schools
  71. Counseling Schools in San Jacinto, CA1 Schools
  72. Counseling Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Counseling Employment

California 72,380
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals that work in the US, approximately 11% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In California

66,820 65,810 71,840 76,370 64,500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, the field of counseling is shrinking. In California, 2,320 less counseling professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in California, this field has shrunk by 3% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of counseling professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 2% from 2006 to 2010.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in California

$52,040 $54,573 $57,475 $59,560 $55,206
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to counseling professionals are growing in California. The mean salary for counseling professionals in 2006 was $52,040 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $55,206 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in California

10th percentile
$29,116
25th percentile
$37,916
50th percentile
$50,756
75th percentile
$68,648
90th percentile
$86,870

This represents a growth in salaries of 6%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of California, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of counseling. The pay differential between the highest paid counseling professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 198%

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in California

Christian Counseling
$56,075
Clinical Psychology
$68,115
Counseling
$58,067
Forensic Psychology
$89,385
School Psychology
$82,770
Sociology
$88,745
Sports Psychology
$82,770

In California, counseling professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Counseling programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
35
bachelor
10
master
88
doctor
13
Certificate
75
Total221

The number of students graduating from the 119 accredited counseling schools in California is increasing. In California, there were 4,064 graduates in 2006. And there were 5,625 graduates from counseling courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 38% percent increase in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in California. 40% of these graduates received a master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in California

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