Savannah, GA (population: 133,244) has two ministry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Brewton-Parker College, the highest ranked school in this group with a ministry program, has a total student population of 1,049. It is the 684th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Ministry students from Savannah schools who go on to become pastors, ministers, priests, ministry 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.
Savannah lies in Chatham county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Savannah area has 150,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,930 average annual salary.
Of the 2 ministry schools with a 100-mile radius of Savannah, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Charleston Southern University comes out as the most expensive ($18,886/yr) for ministry students, with Brewton-Parker College as the lowest, reported at only $16,372/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Savannah|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||88.5 miles|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||92.5 miles|