Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has three divinity schools within its city limits. Emory University, the highest ranked school in the city with a divinity program, has a total student population of 12,930. It is the 30th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Georgia.
Divinity students from Atlanta schools who go on to become pastors, ministers, priests, religious 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.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary.
Of the 3 divinity schools in Atlanta, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emory University comes out as the most expensive ($25,060/yr) for divinity students, with Beulah Heights University as the lowest, reported at only $24,025/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|