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Counseling in New Jersey

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Schools Offering Counseling Programs in New Jersey

Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of New Jersey receive counseling degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 640 counselors graduate from New Jersey's 17 counseling schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Jersey that has a counseling program is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which was ranked 17th in the country in 2010, is located in New Brunswick. 24 students graduated with a degree in counseling from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2010. Students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid $12,582 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in New Jersey with a counseling program is The College of New Jersey, which is located in Trenton. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, 30 students graduated from The College of New Jersey counseling program. The College of New Jersey charged in-state students $13,293 in tuition fees per year.

Rowan University, which is located in Glassboro, is the third-ranked school in New Jersey that has a counseling program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. 38 students graduated with degree in counseling from Rowan University in 2010. The tuition rate at Rowan University was $11,676 per year.


Tuition at New Jersey's counseling schools ranges from $33,410 per year to $3,720 per year. But, the average tuition is $19,054 per year. In 2010, the following New Jersey counseling schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham - located in Madison, students are charged $33,410 per year
  2. Seton Hall University - located in South Orange, students are charged $31,890 per year
  3. Rider University - located in Trenton, students are charged $30,470 per year

The following New Jersey counseling schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Camden County College - located in Blackwood, students are charged $3,720 per year
  2. New Jersey City University - located in Jersey City, students are charged $9,250 per year
  3. Kean University - located in Union, students are charged $9,815 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Jersey statistics regarding a career in counseling and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as clinical psychology or forensic psychology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Counseling in New Jersey
  • Bachelor's Degree in Counseling in New Jersey
  • Master's Degree in Counseling in New Jersey
  • Doctoral Degree in Counseling in New Jersey

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Curious what studying Counseling gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 5,660 $70,690 -8.7%
Rehabilitation Counselors 4,210 $39,720 -18.7%
Mental Health Counselors 3,780 $45,860 44.8%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 3,160 $91,910 -32.0%

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