Bossier City, LA (population: 63,292) has two divinity schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. LeTourneau University, the highest ranked school in this group with a divinity program, has a total student population of 3,386. It is the 356th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Divinity students from Bossier City 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.
Bossier City lies in Bossier county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Shreveport-Bossier City area has 173,610 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary.
Of the 2 divinity schools with a 100-mile radius of Bossier City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, LeTourneau University comes out as the most expensive ($20,605/yr) for divinity students, with East Texas Baptist University as the lowest, reported at only $13,094/yr.
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