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Christian Counseling Schools

There are 188 accredited christian counseling schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of christian counseling classes at one of these schools, you play a critical role in shaping the future of this growing field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the christian counseling academic community and the future trends. Academia in christian counseling includes christian counseling training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Christian counseling professionals

436,090 441,630 408,660 386,830 371,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 371,130 christian counseling professionals were working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of christian counseling professionals has shrunk by 15%.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. This trend is expected to contine until the year 2018.

National Salary percentiles for Christian counseling professionals

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In 2010, the median salary earned by christian counseling professionals around the nation, was $44,570 per year. The median yearly salary for christian counseling professionals in the US was 27% less than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Christian Counseling

$40,978 $41,878 $43,115 $43,835 $44,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 9% growth in christian counseling professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Christian Counseling Student enrollment growth by degree

20 7 51 48 15
631 624 597 608 608
199 171 200 207 177
984 1,039 1,065 1,021 1,058
108 86 94 96 74
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Christian Counseling
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Christian Counseling
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Christian Counseling
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Christian Counseling
  • Grey: Certificate in Christian Counseling

The career outlook for christian counseling professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In 2006, 1,942 students graduated from christian counseling degree programs in the US. In 2010, 1,932 students graduated from christian counseling schools.

This represents a 1% change in 4 years. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the decline in the number of students graduating from christian counseling courses is less than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Christian Counseling Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering christian counseling programs has decreased. There were 165 christian counseling schools across the country in 2006. And there were 188 schools in 2010.

Christian Counseling Faculty Salaries

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