Richmond, VA (population: 198,179) has four christian schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary, the highest ranked school in this group with a christian program, has a total student population of 144. It is the 1559th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Christian students from Richmond 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.
Richmond lies in Richmond county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 47,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.2% unemployment rate, $19.99/hr average worker wage, and a $41,580 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for christian students, with Liberty University Online as the lowest, reported at only $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Richmond|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||7.9 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||61.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||94.9 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||95.9 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||98.5 miles|