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

Badge - Best Psychology Degrees - Great Small CollegesBy Kelley Jacobs

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.

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

For this list, 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 the percentage of applicants that actually get admitted.

All numerical data is taken from the National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator, except net price which is sourced from the schools themselves. Data is current as of the 2018/19 school year (the most recent data available at the time of publication in early 2020).

To learn more about this list, please visit our page: How We Choose the Psychology Degree Programs We Consider to Be the Best

 

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

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

southwest assemblies of god university

Southwestern 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.

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

Admission Rate: 91%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 70%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,692
Average Net Price: $85,824 ($67,194 online)
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: unavailable

 


 

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: 52%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 79%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 960
Average Net Price: $95,600
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 0

 


 

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: 100%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 64%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 92
Average Net Price: $59,520
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 0

 


 

Ecclesia College

Springdale, Arkansas
B.S. in Psychology and Counseling
Website

Founded in 1975, Ecclesia College is a private institution offering a competitive BS in Psychology and Counseling degree. Totaling 120 credits, it includes 38 credits of general education, 30 credits of institutional requirements, nine general elective credits, and 43 credits in psychology and counseling. The college prides itself on its trans-denominationally diverse Christian character. It’s part of the Ecclesia Network that includes media production, international relief, and missions abroad.

Ecclesia College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, which is recognized by the US Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Admission Rate: 70%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 46%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 217
Net Price: $64,400
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 1

 


 

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: 37%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 24%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 98
Average Net Price: $69,256
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 2

 


 

Trinity College of Florida

Trinity, Florida
B.A. in Psychology, Counseling Concentration
Website

Trinity College of Florida is a private institution founded in 1932. Proud of its long legacy of excellence in Biblically-centered education, 97% of degree-seeking students receive some form of financial aid. There are three primary components to this 123-credit program: 39 credits of general studies, 39 credits of psychology and counseling, and 45 credits of Bible and theology. Every year students have the opportunity to go on a mission trip abroad.

Trinity College of Florida is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, which is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Admission Rate: 83%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 40%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 52
Net Price: $65,200
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 2

 


 

Morningside College

Sioux City, Iowa
B.A. in Counseling Psychology
Website

Morningside College is proud that 99% of its graduates find meaningful employment within one year, and is happy to report that 100% of undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. In addition to the Counseling Psychology major, related majors are available in General Psychology, Biopsychology, and Developmental Psychology. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Morningside has been educating future leaders and innovators since 1894.

Morningside College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Admission Rate: 58%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 67%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,282
Net Price: $130,880
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 2

 


 

University of Holy Cross

New Orleans, LA
B.S. in Social Counseling, School Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Community Counseling
Website

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

The University of Holy Cross is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Admission Rate: 35%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 76%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 923
Net Price: $52,880
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 3

 


 

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: 83%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 83%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,880
Average Net Price: $115,360
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 3

 


 

Trinity Baptist College

Jacksonville, Florida
Bachelor’s in Christian Counseling
Website

Trinity Baptist College is a private institution founded in 1974 by its eponymous church. Key topics in the major span 50 credit hours, and all classes are taught from a Christian perspective. Students appreciate how the counseling program is not purely didactic; it involves boots-on-the-ground fieldwork and real-world experiences. Faculty are proud that they’ve shaped the counseling program from the ground up, steadily increasing enrollment numbers based on diligent perseverance.

Trinity Baptist College is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Admission Rate: 70%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 50%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 339
Net Price: $52,520
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 4

 


 

Averett University

Danville, Virginia
B.A./B.S. in Psychology, Clinical and Counseling Psychology Concentration
Website

For six years and running Averett University has ranked among the best colleges in the Southeast according to the Princeton Review. It has made the top charts on Colleges of Distinction and US News and World Report. In 2020, students received more than $180,000 in scholarships from Averett. Psychology concentrations are offered in biological psychology, integrative health psychology, and clinical and counseling psychology. The psychology major plus the concentration will take you through 43 total semester credits.

Averett University is a private school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Admission Rate: 61%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 63%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 64
Net Price: $141,800
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 4

 


 

Rochester University

Rochester, NY
B.S. in Behavioral Science
Website

A Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science from Rochester University gives students a quality education, allowing them to either join the social service workforce after graduation or continue on to graduate school for licensure and certification. Students are able to take the 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 University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

Admission Rate: 100%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 66%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,065
Net Price: $95,984
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 5

 


 

Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, Kentucky
B.S. in Counseling Psychology
Website

Kentucky Christian University is a private Christian school that is honored to have just had its centennial celebration. As part of this 120-credit program, students focus on three main areas: counseling and psychology, the Bible, and general education. Students have the opportunity to participate in bi-weekly chapel services to gain a stronger connection with their faith and fellow student community. KCU is proud to declare its status as the most affordable private university in Kentucky.

Kentucky Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Admission Rate: 37%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 70%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 577
Net Price: $84,800
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 5

 


 

Coker University

Hartsville, South Carolina
B.A. or B.S. in Psychology
Website

Coker University 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 the opportunity to take electives relevant to their interests. Classes are offered through the Adult Degree Completion Program.

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

Admission Rate: 63%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 51%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,130
Net Price: $126,096 on-campus, $51,240 online
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 5

 


 

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: 84%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 81%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 301
Average Net Price: $83,440
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 6

 


 

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: 47%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 58%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 667
Average Net Price: $118,000
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 7

 


 

Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.A. in Psychology, Major in Counseling
Website

Cornerstone University is a private school that offers a reflective environment for earning a psychology degree with a focus in counseling. It offers 99% of incoming freshmen financial aid of some kind. As part of this program, students get the opportunity to complete an internship with local and global partner agencies. The most recent graduating class reported a 100% satisfaction rate for doing what they’re genuinely interested in, and 100% of graduates either found employment or continued their studies.

Cornerstone University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

Admission Rate: 73%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 79%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,625
Net Price: $105,00
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 10

 


 

Arizona Christian University

Phoenix, Arizona
B.A. 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: 56%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 59%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 776
Average Net Price: $115,536
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 11

 


 

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
B.A. or B.S. in Counseling & Psychology (with Minor 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: 44%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 65%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 196
Average Net Price: $59,520
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 12

 


 

Johnson and Wales University

Providence, Rhode Island
B.S. in Psychology, Counseling Psychology Specialization
Website

Johnson and Wales University is a private institution founded in 1914. It stands out from its competitors as being ranked among the best colleges on lists compiled by national evaluators like Money magazine, US News and World Report, and the Wall Street Journal. 97% of students find employment after graduation. JWU offers the option to earn a bachelor’s degree plus a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Organization Psychology at an accelerated pace.

Johnson and Wales University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education.

Admission Rate: 87%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 64%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 974
Net Price: $145,856
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 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: 64%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 66%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,886
Average Net Price: $125,408
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 13

 


 

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: 53%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 52%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,213
Average Net Price: $83,740
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 14

 


 

Clarks Summit University

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
B.S. in Counseling
Website

One of the best and most unique features of the BS in Counseling from Clarks Summit University is the fact that it gives students the option to simultaneously enroll in an MS in Counseling program and work towards both degrees at the same time. Internships in the 123-credit BS program are encouraged, and 95% of students are awarded some form of financial aid. As a bonus perk, the campus is located just a few hours’ drive from NYC, Philadelphia, ski resorts, state parks, and amusement parks.

Founded in 1932, Clarks Summit University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and The Association of Biblical Higher Education.

Admission Rate: 51%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 65%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 531
Net Price: $104,328
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 22

 


 

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: 60%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 61%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,656
Average Net Price: $84,480 ($44,950 online)
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 26

 


 

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: 76%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 80%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,208
Average Net Price: $116,080
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 27

 


 

Delaware Valley University

B.A. Counseling Psychology
Doylestown, PA
Website

Delaware Valley University 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. The world-class faculty mentors here offer educational guidance to foster professional development in every student.

Delaware Valley University 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: 66%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 72%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,982
Net Price: $162,480
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 28

 


 

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: 78%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,152
Average Net Price: $60,498
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 29

 


 

Emmanuel College

Boston, Massachusetts
B.A. 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: 77%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 78%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,089
Average Net Price: $170,064
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019:  35

 


 

Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

Boston, Massachusetts
B.S. in Behavior and Health, Counseling/Psychology Specialty Area
Website

The Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development 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 allows students to gain knowledge and experience valuable to a career where graduates go on to work in an unlimited number of employment settings. Students with an interest in working in human services can elect to earn a Human Service Certificate concurrent with the bachelor’s, and additional minors are offered in areas like Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy. Graduates have found work as professional counselors, correctional officers, and human service workers.

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

Admission Rate: 22%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 100%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 18,515
Net Price: $223,568
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 38

 


 

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: 59%
First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 83%
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,257
Average Net Price: $147,000
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Number of Counseling degrees conferred 2018/2019: 64

 


 

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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.