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30 Great Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree (Bachelor’s)

Badge - Best Psychology Degrees - Great Small CollegesBy Kelley Jacobs
Posted March 2016

Counseling is an extremely diverse and vibrant field for new graduates to enter. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the job outlook for the future is growing faster than average. Never before have there been so many different employment opportunities for those entering the field with a Bachelor’s Degree. Graduates are able to serve as addiction counselors, spiritual counselors, marriage and family counselors and small group/individual counselors. Social service organizations seek graduates to work with the disabled, the elderly, students, and families. Counseling is an essential role in our society to improve and help preserve overall mental health.

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Methodology for Ranking Small Colleges for a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling

For this ranking, we examined selective small colleges and universities with an undergraduate population of 3,000 students or less that offer a bachelor’s degree in counseling or a specialized counseling area. Only schools with a current accreditation were reviewed. The institutions selected meet the following criteria:

  • Schools with a bachelor’s in counseling or a specialized counseling area
  • Student population < 3000
  • Public, private non-profit, and 4-year schools

We chose the 30 most selective schools based on percent of students admitted. Schools are ranked by the number of degrees conferred in the counseling area for the 2012/2013 school year. Schools without data in this area but still meeting criteria to be included in the list are placed after those with published data.

All numerical data is taken from College Navigator.

30. Oak Hills Christian College

Bemidji, Minnesota
B.S. in Addictions Counseling
Website

Oak Hills Christian College

Oak Hills Christian College is a small, Christian institution offering both traditional and online degrees. The Bachelors in Addictions Counseling degree from Oak Hills Christian College prepares graduates to work with a multitude of addictions including gambling, sex, food, alcohol and drugs. Students complete 880 hours of fieldwork prior to graduation. Graduates are eligible to take the competency exam to obtain their Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor certification.

Oak Hills Christian College is accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation.

Admission Rate: 59%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 63%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 143
Average Net Price: $16,178
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: unknown

29. Kansas Wesleyan University

Selina, Kansas
B.A. in Psychological Services
Website

Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan University is a 4 year, private, Christian institution offering a B.A. in Psychological Services. The Psychological Services program is a clinically focused program preparing students for careers in applied counseling areas such as addictions, domestic issues, and education counseling. Six program tracks are offered to allow students to focus on their individual area of interest. A 150 hour internship is required for graduation from the program. Those seeking licensure in Addiction Counseling complete a 400 hour internship.

KWU is accredited by both the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.

Admission Rate: 54%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 62
Undergraduate Enrollment: 684
Average Net Price: $21,197
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: unknown

28. Arizona Christian University

Phoenix, Arizona
B.S. Behavioral Health/Counseling Emphasis
Website

arizona christian

Arizona Christian University offers a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health with an emphasis on counseling. Students can select from extensive elective coursework including Cross Cultural Counseling and Addictions. Each student completes a 135 clock hour internship for college credit in order to divulge into their profession. Students can select a minor in Family Studies which makes them eligible for certification upon completion.

Arizona Christian University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

Admission Rate: 61%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 68%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 635
Average Net Price: $22,670
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: Unknown

27. Our Lady of Holy Cross College

New Orleans, Louisiana
B.S. in Social Counseling and B.S. in Addictions Counseling
Website

Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Our Lady of Holy Cross College offers both a B.S. in Social Counseling and a B.S. in Addictions Counseling. Additional counseling programs are offered such as School Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling and Community Counseling. Programs are accredited by CACREP. Students can expect to find an extensive number of elective courses to meet their counseling interests.

Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Admission Rate: 48%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 71%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 878
Average Net Price: $11,003
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 1

26. University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, Michigan
B.S. Addiction Studies
Website

University of Detroit Mercy

The B.S. in Addiction Studies program at the University of Detroit Mercy prepares students to work in treatment environments related to a variety of addictions including sexual, gambling, and drug/alcohol. UDM offers a $5,000 scholarship to an outstanding junior or senior pursuing their degree in Addition Studies. Students complete an internship at one of over 30 different locations in the area partnering with the institution to provide a rich, hands on training opportunity. Graduates are eligible to take the licensing exam for their Certified Addictions Counselor credential.

The University of Detroit Mercy is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

Admission Rate: 61%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 82%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,888
Average Net Price: $24,223
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 1

25. Newman University

Wichita, Kansas
B.S. in Counseling
Website

Newman University

Newman University is a large, private, Catholic institution offering a B.S. degree in Counseling. Students can select from three different concentrations including Child and Adolescent Studies, Criminal Justice Science and Addiction Studies. An internship experience is expected prior to graduation. Most graduates are accepted into graduate schools to obtain needed certifications and licensure to begin their professional career.

Newman University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Admission Rate: 45%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 73%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,795
Average Net Price: $16,943
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 3

24. Washington Adventist University

Takoma Park, Maryland
B.S. Counseling Psychology
Website

washington adventist university

A Bachelor’s in Counseling Psychology from Washington Adventist University prepares students for a career as a counseling educator. Students can expect to be prepared to work in a dean’s office, as a guidance counselor or a high school psychology teaching position. Those preparing to further their education will find this degree has prepared them for the GRE and other entrance exams. Prior to graduation, students complete a required practicum which gives them hands on experience working in the field. The department strongly suggests students complete a minor or a second major when enrolled in this program.

Washington Adventist University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Admission Rate: 33%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 71%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,185
Average Net Price: $16,737
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 4

23. Tennessee Temple University

Chattanooga, Tennessee
B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Christian Counseling
Website

Tennessee Temple University

Tennessee Temple University is a Baptist institution offering both an online and on-campus B.S. in Psychology with a Christian Counseling concentration. Students are prepared for entry level counseling/human service positions as well as graduate record exams. 100% of students receive financial aid from various sources. TTU is considered one of the most affordable, private, religious education institutions in the country.

Tennessee Temple University is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission

Admission Rate: 78%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 67%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 743
Average Net Price: $14,876
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 4

22. Rochester College

Rochester Hills, Michigan
B.S. in Behavioral Sciences
Website

rochester

A Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science from Rochester College gives students a quality education allowing them either join the social service workforce after graduation or continue on to graduate school for licensure and certification. Students are able to take Social Work Track which includes coursework in Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors and Social Welfare and Public Policy. Students can complete a Field Practicum for 3 credit hours to obtain hands on experience in a supervised work setting prior to graduation.

Rochester College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

Admission Rate: 66%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 57%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,117
Average Net Price: $14,069
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 5

21. Wheelock College

Boston, Massachusetts
B.S. in Psychology and Human Development with a Counseling Psychology focus
Website

wheelock College

Wheelock College is unique in that students gain valuable hands on field experience from their very first semester on campus. The program focuses on human development and diversity which allow students to gain knowledge and experience valuable to a career with an unlimited number of employment settings. Those with an interest in working in human services can elect to concurrently pursue a Human Service Certificate. Minors are offered in areas like Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy. Graduates have found work as professional counselors, correctional officers, and human service workers.

Wheelock College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Admission Rate: 73%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 66%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 880
Average Net Price: $29,617
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 5

20. Alaska Pacific University

Anchorage, Alaska
B.A. in Counseling Psychology
Website

alaska pacific university

Alaska Pacific University is a private, 4 year institution offering a B.A. in Counseling Psychology. The variety of coursework offered sets this program apart from many others. Wilderness Therapy, Creativity, and Madness and Self-Expression are examples of elective coursework for this degree. Students are able to travel and participate in retreats in order to develop and refine their counseling skills. Students in their junior year complete a practicum at participating institutions such as the Alaska Zoo, public schools, and various mental health centers.

Alaska Pacific University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Admission Rate: 37%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 67%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 387
Average Net Price: $32,131
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 6

19. Crossroads College

Rochester, Minnesota
B.A. and B.S. in Counseling Psychology
Website

Crossroads College

A Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Crossroads College provides students a balanced Christian foundation to further their professional counseling goals. Students take 24 credit hours in Counseling Psychology with coursework in ethics, group counseling, professionalism, and marriage counseling. An internship is required prior to graduation.

Crossroads College is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission.

Admission Rate: 21%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 62%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 101
Average Net Price: $16,166
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 6

18. Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
B.A. or B.S. in Biblical Studies
Website

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is a small, private, Christian University offering both psychology and counseling courses. Mid-Atlantic prepares students to either continue their education in grad school or use their education to obtain employment through their local church, religious service organizations and human service entities. The Counseling and Psychology program is a part of the Department of Marketplace Ministry which allows students to pursue their educational goals with the intention of delivering their services to the community.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Admission Rate: 41%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 54%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 162
Average Net Price: $17,142
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 6

17. The Baptist College of Florida

Graceville, Florida
B.A. in Christian Counseling
Website

the baptist college of florida

A degree in Christian Counseling from The Baptist College of Florida prepares students to join the workforce as a counseling professional or further their education in graduate school. Program coursework includes Christian Marriage and Counseling Youth and their Parents. All students enroll in the Christian Counseling Community Mission Program which engages students in a community service project. Prior to graduation, students are able to complete a practicum and a senior research project to demonstrate their knowledge.

The Baptist College of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Admission Rate: 43%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 83%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 507
Average Net Price: $10,292
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 8

16. Delaware Valley College

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
B.S. Counseling Psychology
Website

delaware valley college

Delaware Valley College is home to the Experience360 Program. Through this program, 100% of students gain real world, degree major experience before they graduate. The Counseling Psychology program offers advanced training in counseling which includes electives in substance abuse, developmental disabilities and behavior modification. Faculty serve as mentors to students to help guide their educational and professional development.

Delaware Valley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. DVU was ranked as a Best College in the Northeast by Princeton Review (2011-2014) and a Top 25 Northern Comprehensive College by US News and World Report (2006-2012).

Admission Rate: 68%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 67%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,807
Average Net Price: $26,589
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 10

15. New Hope Christian College-Eugene

Eugene, Oregon
B.S. in Ministry Leadership with a concentration in Christian Counseling
Website

New Hope Christian College

The Ministry Leadership program at New Hope provides students with a solid, religious based foundation to become effective leaders in both faith based and secular professions. The Christian Counseling concentration allows students to focus in on their desired professional goals such as pastoral counseling. The program prepares graduates for entrance into graduate school for licensure in counseling.

New Hope Christian College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation.

Admission Rate: 16%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 47%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 179
Average Net Price: $13,439
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 10

14. Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina
B.A. or B.S. in Psychology with a Counseling Concentration
Website

coker college

Coker College offers a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology with a Counseling concentration. Students can expect to complete an internship and a capstone project prior to graduation. Coursework focuses on diverse areas in counseling and psychology, allowing students opportunities to take electives which are relevant to their interests. Classes are offered during the day and at night through the Adult Degree Completion Program.

Coker College has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1923.

Admission Rate: 53%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 59%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,144
Average Net Price: $16,994
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 11

13. Laurel University

High Point, North Carolina
B.A. in Christian Counseling
Website

Laurel University

A Bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling from Laurel University prepares students for a career in small group and 1:1 counseling. Graduates are prepared to work with individuals, couples and families utilizing biblical principles central to their training at LU. This program is offered in a traditional classroom setting as well as online and through the Adult Degree Completion Program.

Laurel is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation.

Admission Rate: 39%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 77%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 386
Average Net Price: $12,643
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 12

12. Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma
B.A. in Psychology: Pre-Counseling
Website

oklahoma baptist university

The Pre-Counseling program at Oklahoma Baptist University prepares students to further their college career or enter the field of counseling. Students are able to take several counseling related electives as part of the program which allows students to learn about counseling techniques in a wide variety of settings. OBU offers students the opportunity to participate in research projects throughout the program. A practicum is strongly encouraged to give students the opportunity to volunteer and experience a professional counseling environment.

Oklahoma Baptist University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. OBU is consistently a top ranked school by Great Value College, the Princeton Review and US News and World Report for being an affordable, quality regional college.

Admission Rate: 56%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 74%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,019
Average Net Price: $16,617
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 12

11. Crown College

Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota
B.S. in Christian Counseling/Psychology
Website

Crown College

Crown College offers an online B.S. degree in Christian Counseling/Psychology, one of the only Christ centered online programs in the country. Students can elect to complete a Minor in Alcohol and Drug Counseling to obtain a more focused education experience.

Crown College is accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools, Higher Learning Commission. It was named a Top 10 Christian College in 2013 and is considered a Top Online School.

Admission Rate: 55%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 70%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,323
Average Net Price: $21,538
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 14

10. Southwest Assemblies of God University

Waxahachie, Texas
B.A in Counseling: Pre-Professional
Website

southwest assemblies of god university

Southwest Assemblies of God University offers a Counseling degree on-line and on-campus. Students interested in working in the field of addictions are able to minor in Addictions Counseling. Coursework focuses on delivering knowledge and training on counseling techniques and themes with a biblical perspective. All students take 24 credit hours in General Biblical Studies to develop a strong foundation.

Southwest Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Admission Rate: 35%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 67%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,700
Average Net Price: $21,407
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 16

9. Prescott College

Prescott, Arizona
B.A. in Counseling Psychology
Website

Prescott College

Prescott College is a small, liberal arts college. Residential students begin their college experience participating in a three week wilderness experience. Students interested in pursuing the Counseling Psychology degree begin their program during their junior year. Students are able to choose their own mentors in their areas of interest. The degree does require a practicum, which is supervised and provides students with college credit.

Prescott College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

Admission Rate: 73%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 73%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 545
Average Net Price: $24,038
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 18

8. Grace University

Omaha, Nebraska
B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Website

Grace University

Grace University is a private, 4 year Christian institution offering a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. Students can expect to leave Grace prepared to work in a professional human services environment or continue to graduate school to pursue further education and certification. Students take 30 credit hours in Bible/Theology to provide them with a solid Christian foundation in their field of study.

Grace University is accredited by both the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission.

Admission Rate: 58%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 72%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 410
Average Net Price: $15,142
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 22

7. Emmanuel College

Boston, Massachusetts
B.A. or B.S. in Psychology: Counseling and Health Psychology Concentration
Website

emmanuel college

Emmanuel College is a small, Catholic, private university offering a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Counseling and Health Psychology Concentration. The degree program is unique as it looks at components of mental health such as causes of stress, development of coping skills and takes a holistic approach to pain management through overall mental health. Students are able to gain experience conducting clinical interviews and develop their counseling skills. Prior to graduation, students complete either an internship or a directed research project.

Emmanuel College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Admission Rate: 60%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 81%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,176
Average Net Price: $30,899
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013:  24

6. Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, Georgia
B.S. Counseling Psychology
Website

Toccoa Falls

Toccoa Falls College has an onsite and online program in Counseling Psychology. The department faculty have a combined 102 years of counseling and teaching experience. Students complete 30 credit hours of Bible and Theology coursework. Counseling specific coursework includes Group Counseling, Christ Centered Counseling and Premarital and Marital Counseling. Prior to graduation, students complete an internship in a structured setting or a senior research project.

Toccoa Falls College is ranked 17th in Best Online Christian Colleges Guide 2015 and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Admission Rate: 49%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 75%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 870
Average Net Price: $16,922
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 28

5. Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
B.S. in Counseling
Website

lesley university

Lesley University offers a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling. Lesley is unique because all courses are taught be professors…not graduate students. Elective coursework includes holistic psychology and group counseling. Each graduate will have completed 400 hours of required fieldwork. Students with an interest in art therapy can specialize in Expressive Arts Therapy to incorporate the values of art and creative expression to their profession.

Lesley University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Admission Rate: 67%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 79%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,948
Average Net Price: $33,072
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 28

4. Saint Xavier University

Chicago, Illinois
B.A and B.S. in Psychology with a clinical/counseling concentration
Website

saint xavier university

St. Xavier University is a mid-sized private university located in Chicago. Students in the Psychology program can expect to find valuable service learning opportunities and extensive fieldwork opportunity. The program offers a practicum each spring for select students who demonstrate academic and personal excellence in their educational career.

St. Xavier University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission. SXU is also an “Illinois College of Distinction” and ranks 13th in the state for ROI (return on investment) by Affordable Colleges Online.

Admission Rate: 51%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 75%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,920
Average Net Price: $16,465
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 49

3. William Jessup University

Rocklin, California
B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling
Website

William Jessup University

William Jessup University is located in the vibrant San Francisco Bay area. Graduates of the Psychology/Counseling concentration program have found employment as rehabilitation counselors, education/career counselors and clinical counselors. Students interesting in counseling can elect to take the counseling concentration or the community mental health concentration as part of their Psychology degree. Faculty mentor students throughout their college career to ensure that they are prepared to either enter the workforce or ready to continue their education in graduate school.

William Jessup University is accredited by both the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.

Admission Rate: 69%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 82%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,047
Average Net Price: $19,019
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 49

2. Alvernia University

Reading, Pennsylvania
B.A. in Behavioral Health
Website

Alvernia University

Alvernia University is one of only 22 Franciscan institutions in the United States. AU is renown for the concentration areas of Addiction Studies, Mental Illness and Child Welfare. All courses are approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. Students complete two field placements prior to graduation to gain a diverse perspective on careers in the field. Graduates of the program are employed at locations such as Methadone centers, hospital detox programs, and drug/alcohol inpatient and outpatient treatment centers.

Alvernia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Admission Rate: 78%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 71%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,371
Average Net Price: $26,264
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 54

1. Point University

West Point, Georgia
B.A and B.S. in Counseling and Human Services
Website

point university

Point University is a mid-sized university offering both a B.S. and B.A. in Counseling and Human Services. Students can expect to graduate fully prepared to continue their education in graduate school. All students complete a minor in Biblical Studies to give them a solid, Christian foundation in their career. Faculty are hands on and most have served in church related positions. Students can elect to complete a 100 hour supervised internship program to complete their experience.

Point University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Admission Rate: 54%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 48%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,439
Average Net Price: $17,078
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2012/2013: 108

 

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About the Author

Kelley Jacobs is a Midwest business consultant and former program evaluator. Her experience includes qualitative and quantitative research, survey development and statistical analysis. With 15 years in social service, Kelley is passionate about helping others and giving back to the community.