Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has twelve christian schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Yeshiva University, the highest ranked school in this group with a christian program, has a total student population of 6,228. It is the 104th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Christian students from Philadelphia 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. In fact, in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 38,560 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $41,440. Religious workers in this area earn $*/yr and there are 170 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.093 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by religious workers, and 21.037/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 12 christian schools with a 100-mile radius of Philadelphia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drew University comes out as the most expensive ($34,379/yr) for christian students, with Somerset Christian College as the lowest, reported at only $11,333/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|