Missoula, MT (population: 70,460) has thirteen christian schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a christian program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Christian students from Missoula 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.
Missoula lies in Missoula county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Missoula area has 55,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.12/hr average worker wage, and a $35,610 average annual salary.
Of the 13 christian schools with a 500-mile radius of Missoula, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Fox University comes out as the most expensive ($23,628/yr) for christian students, with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,906/yr.