Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has two ministry schools within its city limits. Marian College, the highest ranked school in the city with a ministry program, has a total student population of 2,277. It is the 3226th highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Ministry students from Indianapolis 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.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary.
Of the 2 ministry schools in Indianapolis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Marian College comes out as the most expensive ($15,771/yr) for ministry students, with Marian College as the lowest, reported at only $15,771/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|