Counseling Schools In New Jersey

New Jersey has 17 accredited counseling schools where counseling faculty who teach counseling classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in counseling in the state of New Jersey, which encompasses 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. Caldwell College

    120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, New Jersey 07006-6195

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  2. Camden County College

    College Drive, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012

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  3. Centenary College

    400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840

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  4. Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham

    285 Madison Ave, Madison, New Jersey 07940

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  5. Georgian Court University

    900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701-2697

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  6. Rowan University

    201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028

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  7. New Jersey City University

    2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

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  8. Kean University

    1000 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey 07083-0411

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  9. Monmouth University

    400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764-1898

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  10. Montclair State University

    1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road, Montclair, New Jersey 07043-1624

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  11. Rider University

    2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648-3099

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  12. Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    83 Somerset St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1281

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  13. Seton Hall University

    400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, New Jersey 07079-2697

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. College of Saint Elizabeth

    2 Convent Rd, Morristown, New Jersey 07960-6989

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  15. The College of New Jersey

    2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, New Jersey 08628-0718

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  16. William Paterson University of New Jersey

    300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, New Jersey 07470

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  17. Somerset Christian College

    10 College Way, Zarephath, New Jersey 08890-9035

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New Jersey Vs. National Counseling Employment

New Jersey 18,630
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in New Jersey state.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In New Jersey

20,720 20,190 20,210 20,390 18,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Counseling is a shrinking field in New Jersey. There were 2,440 less counseling professionals working in New Jersey in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of counseling has shrunk by 12% in New Jersey. This is faster than the trend for counseling professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in New Jersey

$55,683 $58,540 $58,410 $59,422 $58,716
$50,031 $52,191 $53,328 $54,026 $55,877
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by counseling professionals is increasing in New Jersey. The mean salary for counseling professionals in 2006 was $55,683 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $58,716 per year.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in New Jersey

10th percentile
$34,100
25th percentile
$43,234
50th percentile
$54,748
75th percentile
$69,716
90th percentile
$89,896

Thus, there was a 5% growth in counseling professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of counseling, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid counseling professionals earning 164% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Jersey state.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in New Jersey

Christian Counseling
$55,680
Clinical Psychology
$70,418
Counseling
$60,250
Forensic Psychology
$87,180
School Psychology
$91,910
Sociology
$75,790
Sports Psychology
$91,910

Counseling professionals in New Jersey earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Counseling programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Jersey

associate
1
bachelor
2
master
24
doctor
3
Certificate
12
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As the number of counseling professionals is decreasing in New Jersey state, the number of students graduating from the 17 accredited counseling schools in New Jersey state is increasing. In 2006, 546 students graduated from counseling courses in New Jersey. And in 2010, 621 students graduated.

This represents a 14% increase in the number of counseling degree or certificate school graduates in New Jersey state. Most of these graduates, or 57%, earned an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in New Jersey

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