Flagstaff, AZ (population: 61,390) has twenty-three christian schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Biola University, the highest ranked school in this group with a christian program, has a total student population of 5,942. It is the 78th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Christian students from Flagstaff schools who go on to become pastors, ministers, priests, christian faith workers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,140 people working as religious workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,160. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today.
Flagstaff lies in Coconino county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Flagstaff area has 56,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,880 average annual salary.
Of the 23 christian schools with a 500-mile radius of Flagstaff, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Azusa Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($26,261/yr) for christian students, with Brigham Young University as the lowest, reported at only $10,978/yr.